Either way, this kites site has the info and products you need. And either way, there is a lot of fun and personal satisfaction to be had! Why not save a considerable amount of money though, by going DIY first.
Flying a kite can be great fun for all the family, from age 2 to 102. Small ones for small kids, even toddlers. Larger or even huge flying creations for, well, the more mature among us who enjoy a building challenge. Besides, bigger usually flies better!
Nothing quite compares to seeing your own work floating way up there. The bigger the better. Bask in that 'I made it myself' feeling.
But don't get me wrong - the world of modern retail or designer kites is
fascinating, and you will find plenty of images and commentary here. There are shopping links too, if you are in a position to purchase these more hi-tech or nicer-looking items.
It's almost never too calm - or too windy - to fly, as long as you make the right choices. The information here makes that easy!
Plus there is some info here that is just plain different, and intriguing...
Like the radio-controlled variety being deftly flown indoors in
Singapore, or a flexible flying monster the size of a football field!
But we'll get to that later.
By clicking the what's new! link at the top left of this page, you can stay up-to-date with the latest additions to this site. From any of those 3 areas in that numbered list above.
This includes those occasions when we - and others from all around the world - write up flying outings as Flight Reports.
We are based in the city of Adelaide, South Australia, home to one of the bigger annual kiting festivals in Australia, and possibly the whole Southern Hemisphere. We've been keeping tabs on this festival for years, and we're not about to stop, don't you worry. :-)
The picture up there was taken at one such event, from near the jetty at Semaphore Beach. A moderate-strength Southerly was blowing along the sand, and music boomed from loud-speakers arranged along one side of the wooden planks.
At other times, live commentary kept everyone informed about interesting aspects of the aerial display.
Although not strenuous most of the time, flying these tethered craft is quite a healthy activity!
In my opinion, every new kite is an adventure. Whether scratch-built or fresh from the delivery tube. Come and join us!