Hi! I'm Tim Parish, a 50+ 'kite nut' who has researched many designs over recent years. And made quite a few kites of my own, of course.
It's been a lot of fun testing and refining these designs so that you too can have plenty of enjoyment and success.
Even using cheap garden-bag plastic results in fine-looking kites. See those in-flight shots of them all. Over there on the left and right. But of course, you can use any colored plastic you like. Rip-stop nylon cloth can be substituted as well.
Even using cheap garden-bag plastic results in fine-looking kites. Scroll down to the bottom for a moment to see in-flight shots of all the designs. Of course, you can use any colored plastic you like for the sails. Rip-stop nylon cloth can be substituted as well.
With this book, you're set for a wide range of weather conditions. If the Dowel Box Kite (fresh wind version) won't stay up, most of the others will. And if it seems dead calm out there... Don't be too sure! Tow up the Dowel Dopero or the Dowel Rokkaku and watch it find just enough breeze to hang way up there at 400 feet. Beautiful. You'll never be stuck at home.
"Book looks great and just what I (and my Grandson) wanted."
- Bruce H. (UK)
"I made the
Rokkaku, and the Diamond dowel kites. Both flew wonderfully. I also
enjoyed making the Prusik knots - fantastic ebook! The ebook is very
well written and worth the money."
- Jim M. (PA, USA)
"I bought your e-book about building kites with dowels, I find
it very accurate
and pedagogic, thank you for putting all this together. From you book, I
built the delta, the Eddy, the roller and the multi dowel sled, all
- Bruno P. (Peru)
This book should prove to be a handy kite-making reference for a long time to come. I hope it returns it's value back to you, many times over!
In addition to basic construction and flying info, the e-books also provide...
Cheap materials keep the costs way down. What's more, most of the 'tools' are probably lying around your house somewhere already! Nothing fancy is required, believe me.
If the very cheap 'tools' are not at hand already, it's easy to find something like a pair of scissors in a store. In fact, a supermarket would probably have everything except the hack-saw. Most items would be easy to borrow if required.
Even the knot-tying is explained, step by step. You'll soon know them all, and they will definitely come in handy for future projects.
Do these kites really fly that well? Don't take my word for it. See what others say...
attempted to make my own kite ... and failed miserably. I made a quick
and dirty version of the MBK Dowel Diamond kite and was absolutely
amazed at how easily it took off in even the slightest breeze. ...
Thanks so much for the help!"
- Ben K. (KY, USA)
"I enjoy the site very much, and we love the Dowel Barn Door! ... It flew beautifully all of last summer."
- Larry S. (CO, USA)
the Sode rises straight up and it is flying like a dream. My 50 meter
flight line did just rush through my fingers and let the kite fly at
good 80-90 degrees. ... Finally I got the winder under control and could
see how the kite just soared above me. MMM… pure joy!"
- Johan (Sweden)
just wanted to let you know about my experience flying my very own and
first MBK Delta ... Many thanks for the detailed instructions. I'm not
sure why I started making kites this year, but so far it's been very
enjoyable. If I end up spending all my free time building kites, it's
probably your fault."
- Eric L. (Japan)
You've got little to lose, since I do offer a money-back guarantee on all products.
Valid for 60 days, after purchase.
"Every new kite is an adventure"