My Best Kite

by Tony
(Adelaide, SA, Australia)

I am spoilt for choice, however the mini-Photon is the pick of the bunch for me.

It is a superbly made kite of micro-size carbon fibre, spectra laminate and small stainless steel fittings equaling 4.6 grams in weight.

Made by Tim Elverson and painted by Ruth Suiting, both of Windfire Designs, in Florida USA. They are real artisans of the underworld.

The picture is of this kite in its resting or display place, but have no fear it flies wonderfully on a scant puff of air.

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You should see the next size
by: corgimas

Up......very very nice.........

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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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