All the earliest kite flying stories recorded for the MBK website may be found here. Starting from March in 2007.
We used to get out at least once a week, and document everything that happened. Which kites we took, how high they flew, how long they flew, the weather conditions and so on.
At this time, our son Aren was a very cute toddler. He still got involved with the kite flying though, and we also took a few photos which you can find in the links below.
There's little Aren in the photo over there. The little green Baby Sled features heavily in our initial reports!
We used some blogging software for a while, with which we covered the period from October 2007 right through to March 2009. Since then, as you might already know, our occasional kite flying stories appear under the 'what's new?' link near the top of the nav bar. See up there on the left.
This material is presented in reverse chronological order. The latest reports first, in other words...
It all started in March 2007, when we came home from the local kite festival. We had bought our toddler son a Baby Sled, so he could see a flying kite on a more regular basis.
After that, we moved on to making and flying the 1-Skewer series of small flat kites from bamboo BBQ skewers and freezer bag plastic.
For just a few cents each, these simple bamboo-and-plastic kites provided an amazing amount of flying adventure. Some were failures, but on the whole they did really well in moderate breezes. The air was rarely smooth, but that just added to the fun!
Here are all the kite flying stories, with the latest posts listed first...
Also from this era, here are a couple of reports on some duration and altitude record-keeping...
We don't fly any of the original clear-plastic 1-Skewer kites any more. That's because they were all redesigned several times, with orange sail plastic to help them look better in photos!
Check out the e-book Making Skewer Kites which has step-by-step instructions and flight reports on all the latest 1-Skewer kites.
Never made a kite?
Child wants one?
Check out the...
MBK Beginner E-course
Are the e-books good?
Find out by trying...
'Simplest Dowel Kites'
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