NEW: Buying kites from China –
see the advice on my “Buying” page before you venture into this.
Welcome to my web site, designed to inform and interest all those who find single-line kites fascinating. There’s lots of information here, and it’s all FREE!
See my reviews pages if you want to know about many different kites (now 4 pages!)
See my Youtube channel for almost a thousand of the best kite videos you can find anywhere
I am a kite buyer, not a kite maker, so if you want information on building your own kite, this is not the place to find it. For that, try www.kitebuilder.com among others.
If you have an interest in Kite Aerial Photography (KAP), which involves lifting a camera with a kite, all you need is at http://arch.ced.berkeley.edu/kap/discuss/
Whatever your kiting interest, you can join the American Kitefliers Association to get four glossy magazines each year, contact with other fliers, lots of information, and a 10% discount when buying from most American dealers, all for a reasonable subscription. Overseas members are welcome.
If you are in New Zealand, check out the New Zealand Kitefliers Association for news about kiting and contact with other fliers, as well as other useful information and links.
In the UK, you have the Kite Society of Great Britain, and membership,which is open to enthusiasts worldwide, is great value.
With the ease of searching the internet these days, you can find information from many other sources, so even if you are the only kite-flier in your area, help is always available. Often, however, experience is the best teacher, so if you have problems with a kite, experiment for yourself before you start relying totally on others to tell you what to do.