by Tony Sangster
(Adelaide, SA, Australia)
We are all told to go green and conserve the planetary resources and reduce carbon use etc. Certainly the high end of kiting is about technical materials such as rip-stop nylon, fiberglass and carbon fire spars etc.
Can get back to basics? Use of wood and paper as renewable resources is a good start.
I am trialling various agents on silk - leaving swatches so treated in the sun to see whether they last better so treated and I'm thinking about how to strengthen paper.
Just thought others may have some ideas to add (or subtract from the above)
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 :-)