This category is a big proportion of all stories submitted to this site. The variety is endless. There's just no way to predict how the next person will manage to lose their kite!
Of course, if you make your own craft, the monetary loss is minimized.
When the weather's good and you have the time, it's great to get out with a kite or 3. But what about on bad weather days? Then it's time to pull out...
"Kites Up!" - my downloadable kite-flying board game! Apart from towing indoor kites, doing a spot of imaginary flying is the next best thing :-)
On at least 2 occasions at kite festivals, I've seen kites move off
over the ocean, or further down the beach.
Most likely, these were due
to a small child simply forgetting to hang onto a winder, or letting the
line slip too far through their fingers.
Actual line breakages seem to be rare, but they can generate some rather entertaining stories when it happens! More often, the kite is not secured properly, at the flier's end. Along comes an extra-strong gust and ... ooops, there goes the reel or winder!
Personally, I've lost a small retail Delta and a small Skewer Box kite.
Then, a couple of years later, the original Dowel Barn Door. And more recently, a couple of Paper Series prototypes. The
circumstances were completely different in each case.
What's YOUR Best Kite-Loss Story?
What's the funniest / saddest / most spectacular kite-loss that YOU have ever experienced? Think back for a moment...
The story needs at least 300 words to be published. That's not hard - 4 or 5 fairly short paragraphs should do it.
Hey, we've all lost a kite at least once, wouldn't you say?
Stories Left By Other Visitors Here
Click below to read some entertaining stories from other kite fliers. Some of these are amazing!
Of course, for every actual lost kite, there are surely many more
'close call' stories. From my own experience, it's amazing how often it
was possible to either pull out or fly out a kite from
in-accessible tree branches! In every case, the kite somehow escaped
damage even after being dragged through foliage.
Anyway, I hope you enjoyed those lost kite stories from all around the world!
Kite Loss Stories On The Web
If you search the Web for great kite-loss stories, you will be disappointed. The best ones are right here on this page. 10's of thousands of people have visited these kite story pages over the years.
Just once in a while, somebody realizes that they have a truly good tale to tell. So they end up submitting it here. How about you? :-)
After a short Web search, you will probably find one of these 2 things...
The occasional kite surfer posts
a lost kite story after going out on the ocean and losing their kite
and/or board. Usually because of equipment failure. Or perhaps brain
fade if they didn't bother to even use a leash!
Secondly. references to children's materials such as
- books, for example "Little Lion's Lost Kite" by Emily Bolam,
- DVDs, for example "Thomas and the Runaway Kite" and
- TV shows, for example the "Kite" episode of Fireman Sam.
Those last 2 are familiar to my own young son, I'm sure of it!
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 :-)