The Kite Eating Tree
I remember I was flying a small home-made delta kite in my backyard. Unfortunately for me though, my backyard was covered by tall trees. I take 2 seconds to untangle a knot in the line before I realize my little delta was swerving and flipping all over the place. I slacked out the line but it was too late...
CRUNCH! is the sound when kite and tree came together. I pulled and pushed at the line but it was too late. The tree had won. Another day I had made another kite and this time I was in the front yard. No danger here, right? It was floating around in a light gusty breeze leaving everything behind.
Trees, houses it was above all that, floating gracefully. Then some tension on the line and suddenly my kite was an acrobat. It flipped all the way down to earth and hit a tree. I went to the backyard to check it out and it was the same exact tree!
The kite eating tree has won again. My kite went over my house and into that magnet of a tree. (I will have my revenge though........)
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 :-)