(Cambridge, WI, USA)
My son got a cheap kite as a gift for his 6th birthday, and it broke in about 20 seconds. He was very disappointed, so I decided to build one.
With 2 mil plastic, two garden stakes (one 3' and the other 1') I used the concept from this article to create the best-flying kite I have ever had. We had a great time!
We bought a 525 foot spool of nylon string and let this kite out about 500 feet. Flew for about 45 minutes without crashing. Thank you so much for posting this information! You saved the day.
As mentioned earlier, there's more kite-making on this site than you can poke a stick at :-)
Want to know the most convenient way of using it all?
The Big MBK E-book Bundle is a collection of downloads—printable PDF files which provide step-by-step instructions for many kites large and small.
Every kite in every MBK series.