Jim’s Kites

Kite line art, or line laundry

These terms refer to all the different objects that you can hang on a kite line to make the display more interesting.  Together with tails, they greatly enhance the spectacle , but usually require a fairly large kite and a reasonable breeze to lift them. They come in many different types, from basic spinners to elaborate animal shapes and many other designs.

See my Kite Reviews pages for information on some of these items.

Items shown here, from top left, are: Peacock Wrasse fish and Rainbow Ring; Blaze spinner and Rainbow Bowl; Sea Pineapple (top), Cephalopod and Isopod; selection of spinning windsocks; Bubble Mickey, flying under Skyform 60 kite; 30ft Bubble Tube tail with 12ft Highlighter delta and Helix tail with 7ft Levitation delta.  Next are some flags, Spike Tails, and in the distance my 6ft cow.  At bottom left are my 15ft Seahorse and 8ft Skippy dog.  See also the six Spike Tails flown under a sled kite on the General Advice page.

Of these, the spinning windsocks and Spike Tails will fly under a relatively small kite.  The larger items usually need a correspondingly larger kite, or at least one with more lifting power, and/or more wind.  But they all give spectators more to look at.  Flags are items that can be easily adapted to fly under a kite, need little lift, and fill a space very well.