"16 Great-Looking Kites To Make
From Quick'n'Easy To Awesome 8-Footers"

Re-live Your Youth ...
But With Better Kites This Time!

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.

Tim flying a small Dopero kite.

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 have built the delta, the Eddy, the roller and the multi dowel sled, all flying very good."
- Bruno P. (Peru)


Click here to buy the e-book for all these Dowel kites.

Note that an e-book for just one kite is either $10 or $12 US.

Or, click here for the full collection of my kiting e-books. Since it covers so many kites, this represents the very best value per project.

These Are The Kites You Can Make...

  • The Dowel Series. (performance Sled, Diamond, Barn Door, Rokkaku, Sode, Delta, Roller and Dopero, all with 1.2m (4ft) spars)
  • The Dowel Boxes. (a moderate wind and a fresh wind version, both 1.2m (4 ft) long)
  • The Multi-Dowel Series. (a Sled, Diamond, Barn Door, Rokkaku, Delta and Box so far, all with 2.4m (8ft) spars but just 1.2m (4ft) long when packed away)

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...

  • Construction details for making the kites transportable, so they can be rolled up into a slim package and taken anywhere. Even the huge Multi-Dowel kites pack down to just 1.2m (4ft) long!
  • tips for rigging and de-rigging if you choose to make the kites transportable
  • detailed hints and tips for correcting a kite if it doesn't fly perfectly the first time
Click to buy the e-book Making Dowel Kites.

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.

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You Get All This In The Download...

  • 230+ pages of single-line kiting goodness!
  • 16 kite designs, covering all wind speeds from very light through to very fresh winds.
  • After making 'the small stuff', try the huge 2.4m (8 feet) designs of the Multi-Dowel Series. The huge Sled for light winds, which is almost collapse-proof with its 3-spar design. Also the Diamond, the Barn Door, the Rokkaku and the Delta. Plus an impressive Box for fresher winds.
  • More than 350 illustrative photographs, many of them close-ups.
  • Detailed step-by-step instructions for the Dowel designs. Detailed plans, diagrams and hints for 'the big stuff'.
  • Detailed 3-view plans for nearly all designs.
  • A clickable Table of Contents so detailed, there's 6 pages of it!
  • Appendices for Knot Tying, Making A Winder, Making A Bowed Horizontal Spar and more. Hence the instructions are rather complete.


Do these kites really fly that well? Don't take my word for it. See what others say...

"I 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)

"Suddenly 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)

"I 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)

Making Dowel Kites e-book - order button.

Note that an e-book for just one kite is either $10 or $12 US.

 

Click to buy the 'MBK Book Bundle'.

The above e-book provides a lot of building and flying fun for the money.

But what if you need to cover the whole range - from very small 'kids kites' right through to huge kite designs for adults? ...

The "MBK Book Bundle" is the complete collection of my kiting e-books. And it does represent the best value for money, too.


 

You've got nothing to lose, since I do offer a money-back guarantee on all downloadable products.

Valid for 60 days, after purchase.

"Every new kite is an adventure"

Tim Parish - looking skyward


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Multi-Dowel Kites
2.4m (8ft)

The MBK Multi-Dowel Sled kite.Sled
The MBK Multi-Dowel Diamond kite.Diamond
The MBK Multi-Dowel Barn Door kite.Barn Door
The MBK Multi-Dowel Rokkaku kite.Rokkaku
Delta
Box