At the Redcliffe Kite Festival last week, I bought an Invento-HQ Ready Sleddy kite for my three-year-old daughter. I promised her that we would take it flying this weekend, which we did. I also took the opportunity to review the kite. The kite flies very well. It is made of ripstop nylon and comes with (by my guess) around 200 foot of line. It is a small kite — the HQ web site says 30″ x … more »
I took my three-year-old daughter to the Redcliffe Kite Festival today. The festival is hosted by the Redcliffe Kite Club. The big inflatables are not really my thing, but my daughter enjoyed them.
My Premier Kites Speed Foil has got me hooked on parafoils. It is only small, but is fast and pulls. The other week I spotted a Prism Stylus P3 on eBay. I won the bidding at $90 including postage. Usually P3s are $195 in Australia, so I figured I got a pretty good deal. The kite is in excellent condition, but there were a couple of odd things which I have corrected. Firstly, one of … more »
Thought I would post a couple of pics of my kite collection. These photos were taken about six months ago, before I bought my first parafoil. The first pic (clockwise starting top right): six foot delta; rainbow delta; small rainbow delta; two diamond kites from a bargain store; Rascal dual line stunt kite. The Rascal and rainbow delta fly the best out of these kites. The rainbow delta is a very reliable flyer. I … more »
My wife’s mother rented us a place at the Gold Coast for the Labour Day long weekend. I turned up down there and the place was right on the beach! Problem was, I had left my quiver of kites at home. Bugger. First opportunity I scooted over to the local kite shop, Kamikaze Kites. Friendly folks they were. I was impressed at their range of kites overall. I already have several traditional stunt kites … more »