Sky Bird kite

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This is probably my favourite kite.  It is a magnificent design by George Peters and made to a high quality by Into the Wind.  It comes in two designs, and I have both, although I prefer the simple black and white version. Built of ripstop nylon with carbon spars, this huge bird has a wingspan of almost 16ft and flies in such a stable fashion that you can tie it down and leave it to entertain spectators for hours.  I fly mine with matching 55ft fuzzy tails, and they really seem to fill the sky.  If the wind is too light, I remove the tails and the birds fly equally well without them. Not a cheap kite at $325 (2012 price), but worth the money. Recommended wind speed 5 to 20mph.  Easy to assemble and to fly.