Help Me Fly A Kite!
September 16, 2011 8:31 AM Subscribe
I am interested in flying kites (single line). Need help to get started.
posted by dbirchum to sports, hobbies, & recreation (7 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
The last time I flew a kite was with my Father probably 30 years ago. I am interested in taking up this hobby and I am sourcing online resources to help me get into the whole kite flying scene. I have been looking for local resources (found some, but nothing too substantial) so I am coming to this community for more generic help and assistance.
Again, I have never flown (flew?) a kite since I was about 6 years old (and it was with someone else doing all of the work). I know there are all sorts of kites one can buy and fly, but what would be the most basic kite to start with? Single line? Dual? Something I don't even know about? And what is the easiest kite to fly? Diamond shape? Box shape? Etc.
Also, I don't want to make a kite (so I am not looking for homemade resources), and I am assuming that it would be best to start out with a single line kite (probably in a diamond or triangle shape), which is what we had. Safe to assume?
So I will eagerly accept any suggestions, tips, resources, advice, etc about kites that you can pass along. I will also be looking to buy a kite online, so any recommendations of places that allow kites to be purchased online that offer affordable shipping to Canada, is a must. Thanks in advance.