Ghost delta kite


The name Ghost applies really to the white version of this kite, as it apparently gives a very ghostly appearance when flown at night.  The Ghost, from G-Kites, is available in six colours and two sizes.  This one is 7ft wingspan, and there is an 11ft model.  Like all flowtail-type kites, this flies very well and easily in winds from about 5 to 15mph or more.  The sail is made from ripstop nylon and the tails from lightweight taffeta nylon, and the spars are fibreglass.  The Ghost is well-constructed, and you really can’t go wrong with something like this, although it is not the most exciting of kites.  Available direct from G-Kites at $80 (2012) for the 7ft version and twice that for the 11-footer.