After One Skewer Delta Departs, One Skewer Rok Takes Wing!
(SW France )
I was very proud of my 1-Skewer Delta kite. It had its maiden flight in Ruskin Park in South London, but the fun was cut short as I managed to stab my leg with a pair of scissors. I was helped by the tape in my kite bag; this managed to staunch the flow before the local bull terriers got too interested.
I stowed the Delta in my hand luggage on my return to France and it was performing well in the light variable winds of late August. Then, calamity, I should have noticed that the wind was rising and on my return from the fridge with a cooling beverage, the Delta was nowhere to be seen. There was just a forlorn length of button thread with a clean break. I have now upgraded the strength of my flying line.
However, the next step was the 1-Skewer Rok. This one is still flying despite my ham fisted construction. Looks great as it shoots up in a gust of wind, trailing an extra long tail.
As mentioned earlier, there's another alternative to towing indoor kites if it's just not possible to fly outdoors...
"Kites Up!" is my downloadable board game. It's a PDF file which has all the documentation for the game plus images for all the components. Tokens, cards, the board itself and so on. Anyway, just click that link to see more info :-)