Kinetic Jewel kite


Rainer Hoffmann designed this intriguing kite, which is made by HQ Kites.  Although it’s not a large kite, with a length of 46” (117cm), it’s certainly an eye-catcher as it revolves in the air.  It needs probably about 8mph (13kph) wind to work successfully, but once it starts twirling around it becomes the centre of attention. It has a fairly narrow wind range, and I’ve found that over about 12mph (19kph) it starts to get overpowered. The tail comes with it, and is necessary to provide stabilisation.  It’s a very attractive novelty kite, but one for adults rather than children.  Available from Picture Pretty Kites at $48.99.