Skeleton kite

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Probably the most innovative kite of 2016, the Skeleton was introduced by Premier Kites in two sizes, 13 ft and 21 ft.  They are basically similar, although there are some small differences in construction.  I have only black versions of this kite, but there are three other versions: Pirate, Tie-Dye, and Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead.)  The clever design is by Daryl Yeh.  Construction is good, but there is considerable fraying of the “arms” and “legs” after flying them a few times.  It doesn’t detract greatly from their appearance, and doesn’t affect the flying, of course.  Not only does this kite fly very well, but it “dances” if flown in the right wind range, with hips swivelling realistically.  The kites can also be stacked, and I usually fly the three larger ones on one line.  Assembly takes some time (see my video) and can be a little tricky for the inexperienced.  I usually leave my Skeletons assembled, but they’re not so easily transported in this state.  A clever man in Japan thought of adding “eyes” to these kites, which have proved to be a great idea, and he kindly made a video to show his way of doing this. Prices are quite reasonable, and my kites came from Picture Pretty Kites.