Astral Glide kite


Not a big kite, this, at 80in by 40in, but it looks stunning in the air.  Designed by Ron Gibian, it is made by Premier Kites in ripstop nylon with carbon and fibreglass spars.  It is a double-bowed kite like the rokkaku, but very simple to set up and to fly.  It doesn’t have a huge pull, and can fly in a wide range of wind speeds.  There don’t seem to be a lot of these around,  but it is certainly worth consideration by anyone who enjoys flying rokkaku as something just a bit different.  I am very happy with mine.  I bought it from Kiteworld in England, where it was on special.  Enquire from your nearest Premier dealer – the list price (2011)  is $104.95.