Kite Flying Stories

The First Few Years Of MBK

All the earliest kite flying stories recorded for the MBK website may be found here. Starting from March in 2007.

KIte Flying Stories - toddler Aren playing with the Baby Sled kite.

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. The little green Baby Sled features heavily in our initial reports!

Similar tiny Sleds like this Sled kite from Amazon are popular with parents buying for the smallest fliers in the hobby.




The Discontinued Blog

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...

Archived Posts From Mar 2009

Archived Posts From Feb 2009

Archived Posts From Jan 2009

Archived Posts From Dec 2008

Archived Posts From Nov 2008

Archived Posts From Oct 2008

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Archived Posts From Aug 2008

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Archived Posts From Jun 2008

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Archived Posts From Apr 2008

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Archived Posts From Feb 2008

Archived Posts From Jan 2008

Archived Posts From Dec 2007

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Archived Posts From Oct 2007





Our Earliest Kite Flying Stories

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...

Archived Posts From Oct 2007

Archived Posts From Sep 2007

Archived Posts From Aug 2007

Archived Posts From Jul 2007

Archived Posts From Jun 2007

Archived Posts From May 2007

Archived Posts From Apr 2007

Archived Posts From Mar 2007

Also from this era, here are a couple of reports on some duration and altitude record-keeping...

Duration Records

Altitude Records

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    A survey of all the MBK Sode kites, illustrated with photos and video.

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