Try The Dowel Sled

A Nice Kite For Beaches
And Other Wide-Open Spaces

This big Sled loves light wind, and the smoother the better. With a little patience, I did get it high up in an inland thermal once, but you will really enjoy it more down at the beach. Or any other wide open space with few obstacles to mess up the airflow.

Click to buy the Dowel Sled kite e-book.

Sleds are so simple - no rigging at all, apart from attaching your flying line with a Lark's Head knot. About 2 seconds work!

My most enjoyable flights have been in very light air, where it was just enough to climb this kite out. This often happens near sun-down.

When finished, and the line is disconnected, this kite just rolls up into a super-slim package that can be stowed anywhere.

I guess you could even stick this rolled-up Sled down a backpack and take it with you on a hike!

The e-book is handy for these reasons...

  1. The photographs are larger with better detail. Free of live web-page restrictions on size and quality.
  2. Being a PDF document, it lets you obtain nicely formatted printouts of the instructions.
  3. If you have a laptop or tablet, you may prefer to work directly from the screen. Down in the shed or spare room.

In addition, the e-book has some handy tips and mods that you can try, to get the very best flying out of this big Sled.

Click here to buy the e-book for this kite.

Or, click here for an e-book with this kite plus many more Dowel designs. It works out cheaper per kite, that way.

Rather than drone on about everything the e-book contains, I'll just let you look over the Table of Contents, below....

 

Did you notice that bonus kite design in there? In a nutshell, here's what you get when you build the Multi-Dowel Sled...

*** A kite twice as high and with roughly 4 times the sail area of the Dowel Sled.

*** An Allison-style design that is almost collapse-proof.

*** When de-rigged and rolled up, this kite is the same length as the Dowel Sled package!


This video was not taken in the ideal conditions described earlier, but at least it shows that the Dowel Sled kite is stable and generally airworthy ...

MBK Dowel Sled kite - e-book order button

Give it a go, this one is a really quick build :-)

Click to buy the e-book 'Making Dowel Kites'

The above e-book provides plenty of fun for the money. But what if you want to try some other kind of kite, later? ...

"Making Dowel Kites" has many more designs and, of course, is even better value for money.


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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