Kites For Sale, Cheap

So many kites for sale, so little time to fly... Bricks-and-mortar kite shops aren't as common as they used to be, but there sure is an amazing array of designs available online. No prizes for guessing which country does most of the manufacturing in this sector!

Amazon, the large online store, has a great selection of new products. When you get to the bottom of this page, find the link in the little section titled Need winders, reels, flying line? Once at Amazon, type 'kite' into the search box and away you go...

There is little risk with simple Diamonds, Deltas and Sleds that appear near the top of search listings. The fancier and more complex the kite, the more cautious you should be before spending your money!

In the under $40 price range, most kites are suitable for children. The bigger the kite, the more care needs to be taken, however, in ensuring the pull of the string is manageable for the child. Or they can just watch you fly it!

In the next section there are a few more tips for picking a kite for your kid(s)...



More Kite Selection Tips

For small children, stick with the smaller single-liners. For example Novelty kites of various kinds, and the ever-reliable Diamonds. Oh, and the small Sleds are super-convenient and almost indestructible!

Older kids with a bit more muscle will love the challenge of Sport kites such as 2-line Delta or Parafoils! If you let them have a go, that is ;-) The Parafoil stunters have the advantage of almost zero set-up time. Apart from these, fairly large but cheap single-line Delta kites are a good choice. The line pull on these is usually very manageable, and they can look quite stunning in the air. You might also occasionally find cheap but quite large Diamonds as well.

As for Chinese kites... You might even find some authentic hand-painted silk-and-bamboo examples of these kites for sale here! Something different to fly with friends, don't you think?

Plus there's a whole lot of kite-related gear that doesn't actually fly. DVDs, pictures, ornaments, ear-ring studs, you name it. Maybe your kite-fanatic friend's birthday is coming up ;-)

Remember, keep your distance from power lines and other people, when flying any kind of kite. Those accidents you see on shows like Funniest Home Videos might get a laugh - but the person on the receiving end might not feel like laughing so much... Ouch.

Have fun!

FREE: A very simple kite-making e-book!

I'm referring to Simplest Dowel Kites, my popular kite-making download. It's a printable PDF file. Make a diamond, delta or sled. In the right weather these will fly hundreds of feet up for hours on end. 

Could you do me just a small favor though? 

Please sign up for my free monthly publication, "Tethered Flying". No other emails will be sent, and your details are safe with me. You need to be at least 16 years old. There's...

  1. A huge ''photo of the month" (linked from a much smaller one in the email of course)
  2. 3 "tips of the month" (1 for beginners, 1 for parents and 1 for more experienced kite-fliers)
  3. A "flight report of the month" selected from my own flying logs and illustrated with a photo.

During sign-up, you'll get a link to download that e-book :-)



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Click here to buy anything you need. Just use the Search box in there if you need different weights or lengths of line, for example.

P.S. Keep an eye out for books by kite author Glenn Davison, a prominent kite person in the USA.

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  1. Adelaide Kite Festival

    Jan 16, 19 06:00 AM

    This page was published soon after we attended the Adelaide International Kite Festival in 2014. The weather varied markedly over the 3 days of the event!

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Wind Speeds

Light Air
1-5 km/h
1-3 mph
1-3 knots
Beaufort 1

Light breeze
6–11 km/h
4–7 mph
4–6 knots
Beaufort 2

Gentle ...
12–19 km/h
8–12 mph
7–10 knots
Beaufort 3

Moderate ...
20–28 km/h
13–18 mph
11–16 knots
Beaufort 4

Fresh ...
29–38 km/h
19–24 mph
17–21 knots
Beaufort 5

Strong ...
39–49 km/h
25–31 mph
22–27 knots
Beaufort 6

High Wind
50-61 km/h
32-38 mph
28-33 knots
Beaufort 7

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