However, have you seen anything like this table anywhere else on the Web? I don't think so! Out of date or not, it tells you a thing or 2 about foil kites.
The cheapies are at the top of the table, and are not necessarily
of much use to you as a traction kite! Ok for a bit of a slip'n'giggle
out on the frozen lake with someone's old pair of skis or toboggan,
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 :-)
Parafoil Kite Table
Serious about going cross-country under parafoil kite power? Look towards the bottom end of the list.
Did you notice some groups or categories in all that parafoil kite data? Here's what I saw...
- 2-line stunt kites for flying in the park, with steering ability but not much power for traction sports
- bigger stunt kites, with more useful amounts of power
- small 4-line traction kites that could be used to snowkite, for example
- low-end de-powerable parafoil kites, tough and ideal for beginners
- more expensive 4-liners, quite good to snowboard or buggy with
- mid-range de-powerable foils, perfect for snowkiting
- most expensive large kites, stable with smoothly controllable power over a very wide wind range
Hope you got something out of all this parafoil kite info!
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 :-)