Our Simple Diamond wobbles up
Why do Diamonds continue to be popular? If you have ever slapped one
together and successfully flown it in light or moderate breezes then
it's obvious. With a long enough tail, it doesn't take a lot of skill to
make a Diamond that flies reasonably well. Hence the success rate is
Shops have had no trouble selling nicely constructed
and decorated kites in the Diamond shape for decades. People are just
drawn to the familiar diamond shape.
The simplest kind of Diamond is just a set of 2 crossed sticks of
equal length, attached to a diamond shaped sail. With the crossing point
set at 25% down from the nose, the kite does not even require a bridle.
The flying line can simply be attached directly to where the sticks
In fact, this is exactly how our MBK Simple Diamond is made. See it there in the photo!
We've been to a few kite festivals over the years and taken plenty of
photos. However, festival fliers tend to avoid the Diamond since it is
so 'been there done that'! Never mind, from the 100s of images we have I
did manage to spot 3 examples, which are displayed further down this
Here's 3 photos of Diamonds, all of which feature streamer tails. That's
an indication of how popular this quick-and-easy style of tail has
become! The classic line-and-bows type of tail is not often seen
nowadays. Except perhaps in children's books and on T.V. shows!