Tim & son with dopero
This book should prove to be a handy kite-making reference for a long time to come. I hope it returns its value back to you, many times over.
keep the costs way down. What's more, most of the "tools" are probably
lying around your house somewhere already! Nothing fancy is required,
All the knot-tying is explained, step by step. You'll soon learn them, and they will definitely come in handy for future projects.
Do these kites really fly that well? Don't take my word for it. See what others say:
"(2-Skewer Sled) I
made a 2 skewer sled kite as my first kite from the ebooks and it flies
great at the beach! I am enjoying learning about the different types of
kites and plan to do some box kites next."
- Jeff (GA, USA)
Rokkaku) ... What a brilliant little kite! It went up with ease in 3 to
5 km/hr breeze, and stayed there, then flew for hours as the wind meter
gradually built up to an average 10 kph. Came back down into my hand
after hitting 400 feet effortlessly and hanging there seemingly
- Peter (NSW, Australia)
Delta) This is my second MBK kite - the first was a 2 skewer diamond.
... it flew extremely well in winds ranging from nothing to about 3 kph,
almost overflying on several occasions. ... All in all, a great light
wind kite. It's just a pity sunset ended the session!"
- Trevor (WA, Australia)
Roller) Grand-kids and I had a lot of fun building this Roller. ... Did
it fly? Why of course we have not had any of the kites that I built
from this site not fly. Thanks to Tim for such good plans. And the
amount of work that he must do to keep it all updated."
- Ron (AK, USA)
Dopero) ... Once again a few wobbles, then at about 15 feet, in cleaner
air, up it shot. All the line was out in what felt like half a second
and was probably closer to 20, with the kite pulling strongly and
evenly, then with all the line out it climbed almost straight overhead.
... Thanks, Tim, for another great kite."
- Trevor (WA, Australia)
Sled) My wife and I are Leaders for our local scout group. ... I found
'My Best Kite' and picked the Sled kite. It was very easy to make, all
our cubs managed it in less than an hour. ... Every single Sled kite
flew perfect first time and the kids really enjoyed it!"
- James (England)
Diamond) This kite flew quite well. As you can gather from the name, it
was easy to make. I would recommend the 1-Skewer Diamond to any person
who doesn't have experience with kite making."
- Sara (TX, USA)
Delta) I found MBK and decided to make the 1-Skewer Delta. I used 3
very thin skewers ... and really thin garbage bags. ... Turns out, all I
had to do was a really light walk, the Delta kite flew up into the air
right above me where it managed to find it's own breeze. Had a blast!"
- Chris (QLD, Australia)
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