Some Great Kite Photography Here
Full-size poster prints featuring kite pictures are not too common, but I have gathered a bunch of great ones here.
After the first image of a large stunt kite, there follow a series of
single-liner images ranging from in-flight close-ups to mass formations
taken at a large kite festival.
There's not really that many
pictures of kites in this sample of kite photography, so this page
shouldn't be too much slower to load than other pages on this site.
Hopefully the quality makes up for the lack of quantity...
Here's a large stunt kite in action. A lot of the visual impact comes
from that long flowing tail which traces out every move on its aerial
canvas. The best place for these is usually down at the beach where
breezes are fresh and smooth. However, a wide, smooth wind-swept slope
like the one pictured is pretty good too!
This Quantum Stunt Kite
from Amazon is a typical modern design.
Kite Pictures Featuring Kids
It's hard to run out of room down at the beach! These 3 Kids are having a
great time showing off their colorful single-liners. Let's see, there's
a Diamond with geometric pattern and a blue Delta. Bit hard to tell
what the middle one is, since the girl is holding it side-on to the
Some great photos of kites have been taken late in the day, with the
rays of the setting sun illuminating the sail and tail. Here's a 'boy
and his kite' variation on that theme.
Remarkably realistic bird kites have been made and flown in China for
centuries. This old man might be on his way to or from a flying session,
judging by that elaborate hand-made kite reel.
A close-up of a modern large Delta in flight. These kites are typically
made from fiberglass spars and rip-stop nylon material for the sail.
Deltas are very efficient in light winds, holding a steep flying angle.
This 9-ft. Teknacolor Delta Kite
from Amazon is a good example.
Here's a couple of large inflatables, with a bit of humor designed
in, I suspect! The largest of these are far too expensive for most
individual kite fliers, but the same designs in smaller sizes are more
affordable. Sea creatures are particularly popular subjects, since they
tend to move realistically in the air.
Kite Pictures From Long Beach, U.S.A.
Long Beach is the venue for the large and spectacular Washington State
Kite Festival in the U.S.A. Here are some fantastic images from that
Hope you enjoyed those kite photos, which really cover just the tiniest portion of the wonderful world of modern kiting.
(And just for something different, why not check out some amazing photography where the kite picture doesn't necessarily feature a kite or kites in close-up!)
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The Roller is a WW2 vintage design which is quite well known among more experienced kite enthusiasts. With it's upper and lower sails, this design has an attractive aircraft-like appearance in the air. This MBK version excels in light winds.
If you have made Diamonds before, this kite takes a little more time to make. With the help of my instructions, it's still do-able by a beginner.
Get the e-book for making the MBK Dowel Roller kite. After making your first one in plastic and seeing how it performs, you can try soft Tyvek or rip-stop nylon for your next build.
This Roller takes advantage of any rising air that happens to come by. By substituting a slightly wider diameter vertical spar, the kite remains comfortable right to the top of the Moderate wind range. Tail(s) are entirely optional, but may be added for looks.
The e-book is a PDF file - which means printable instructions to refer to while you make the kite. It also means convenient off-line access if that suits you better.
Feb 15, 17 08:00 AM
This previously published page is a basic-level discussion of what the towing point is, on any kite.
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