“Hey, what kind of a kite is that?”
There’s a huge variety of kites, so it’s not surprising that I hear this question a lot. The answer, in my particular case, is likely to be a Dual-Line Sport Kite. (Also known as a Dual-Line Stunt Kite.) This question usually leads to a bunch of others:
- Where did you buy it?
- How much does it cost?
- How do you make it do that spinny, flippy, loopy thing?
- What’s the best kite to buy?
- How do you learn to fly it?
- Where’s the best place to fly?
- Isn’t it better to have more wind than this?
- How long should I wait before upgrading to a more advanced kite?
If any of these questions are burning in your mind, head on over to the FAQ Page where I try to answer all of these (and more).
Be sure to also look at the Resources Page where you’ll find lots of pointers to organizations that can help you get the most out of kiting.
21 February 2015. The Bay Area Sport Kite League (BASKL) hosted an open-to-everyone Learn to Fly a Sport Kite clinic. These clinics are always great fun for both beginners and experienced fliers. We saw some beautiful Berkeley sunshine with light winds in the morning that abruptly spiked into strong afternoon winds.
31 January 2015. A new addition to my kite bag: the Aura SUL from Sky Burner! This year I decided to get a super-ultralight for our light winter winds. I flew it today for the first time in 0 to 4 mph winds (perfect conditions for this kite). It exceeded my expectations and I’m eagerly anticipating the next session!