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Kite Photography/Video

I have one of the last Flip videos made. I want to send it up as high as I can on a kite, and while I'd prefer it not plummet to Earth and smash this isn't really that great of a concern (especially if I could still get the footage off this). [more inside]
posted by cjorgensen on Jun 26, 2013 - 8 answers

Please help me identify this noisy bird

Woke up to this bird squawking in my backyard in north central Texas. Obviously the video quality is not great, but can anybody help me identify it based on its call? Mississippi Kite? Hawk? And do they eat kitties? For perspective, its on top of a 30ft bald cypress tree. It appears to be at least 18-24 inches from head to tail.
posted by punkfloyd on Jan 12, 2013 - 12 answers

Help get a damaged kiteboard kite back in the air

I came into a posession of a damaged kiteboard kite (photos), and want to repair it. There are two sail-length tears and a missing 50x50 panel at the top edge. I think I can make a reasonable repair with spinnaker tape, silk thread and a sailor maker's needle. My next problem is to work out how to rig it to fly it. Any suggestions? I have a budget of less than $50.00 (AUD/USD)/ €40. I figure that it could be turned into a useful practice kite.
posted by singingfish on Jan 2, 2013 - 1 answer

Looking to buy or make a fighting octopus kite

I'm looking to buy or make an octopus kite, in the stunt/fighting style, like my wife had as a kid in the late 1980s to early 1990s, but haven't had any luck finding such a kite online. [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief on Sep 25, 2012 - 2 answers

We're Going To Need A Bigger... Kite

What is the best large parafoil stunt kite for big time family fun at the beach? [more inside]
posted by fairmettle on Apr 21, 2012 - 2 answers

Go Fly a Kite

What is the easiest-to-fly kite that I can buy? I want to walk into a field with my five-year-old and fly with as little skill, experience and effort as possible. I'm seriously considering just "flying" a helium balloon, but that's cheating. What's one step removed from that?
posted by Cool Papa Bell on Apr 12, 2012 - 22 answers

Help Me Fly A Kite!

I am interested in flying kites (single line). Need help to get started. [more inside]
posted by dbirchum on Sep 16, 2011 - 7 answers

Where can I go fly a kite in or near Oakville, Ontario?

Where can I go fly a kite in or near Oakville, Ontario? I'd like to take my kids out to fly a kite. I've tried it at several fields and parks near my home, but they tend to be surrounded by too many tall trees to keep a consistent wind, and it's been frustrating for all of us. Is there a "go to" place in the area for kite enthusiasts?
posted by CaseyB on Jul 14, 2011 - 7 answers

Mystery Kite Face

Who's face is on this kite? [more inside]
posted by firesine on Jun 12, 2011 - 6 answers

Lets go fly a cheap, homemade kite

I need a basic, cheap kite plan that can be easily built by kids. [more inside]
posted by Brodiggitty on Aug 25, 2009 - 4 answers

who can build my kite

Where can I get a number of appliqued kites made? [more inside]
posted by Gungho on Oct 23, 2007 - 2 answers

Kite stores in Stockholm?

Svenskafilter: Where can I buy a good kite in Stockholm, Sweden? [more inside]
posted by jedrek on Jun 9, 2006 - 2 answers

learning to kiteboard

Does anyone have recommendations about where to learn to kite board? I’m in DC and it sounds like going to Kitty Hawk, NC is a good option. Are some companies better than others? [more inside]
posted by hokie409 on Jun 20, 2005 - 1 answer

Looking for digital camera recommendations for kite camera work

I've been playing with kites lately and I want to try my hand at kite photography soon, but I'd rather not use disposable film cameras -- I'd like to rig up a digital camera. I'm looking for a small, light camera that can shoot automatically. [more inside]
posted by mathowie on Jun 19, 2005 - 14 answers

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