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Important Terms Regarding Kites

Kite flying promises fun and relaxation for beginner or advanced flyers alike. Kites come in a variety of styles and shapes. Whether you're buying one as a gift or nurturing a hobby, its important to purchase the right kind of kite for your purposes. Here are some important terms about kites that can help you make a smart buy.

  • Delta Kite - A delta-shaped, popular kite that is perfect for all levels of flyers and kids. Delta kites tend to fly well whether you're at the beach or a park.
  • Box Kites - A kite with extra support sticks that form a 3D shape. Box kites can fly very high and may float casually or display interesting movements. Some box kites have spinners attached, which spin in response to wind.
  • Diamond Kites - A classic type of kite that is shaped like a diamond. These kites are appropriate for both beginner and advanced flyers and can fly even in light wind.
  • Stunt Kite - A type of kite for more advanced flyers. Stunt kites are made to be fast and easy to maneuver for tricks such as turns and loops.
  • Power Kites - A kite that is designed to exhibit power in its flight. These kites are best for experienced flyers.
  • Spar - One of the sticks that acts as a supportive skeleton for the kite.
  • Bridle - The connection between the kite and the string. Usually the string is connected in two places, but some kites have many more.
  • Tail - The strips of material that hang from the bottom of the kite for drag. They may also be constructed on the wing tips of the kite.
  • Kite Kit - Many kite retail centers offer kits or supplies so you or your kids can design and make a unique flying toy.
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    Kite Company The
    407 Sw Coast Hwy, Newport, OR 97365
    We have delta kites, diamond kites, dragon kites,box kites, Para foil kites and stunt kites,sport kites and trick kites. flags, banners, mini flags, beach toys and souvenirs.We Sell Fun!
    (541) 265-2004
    Air Pirates Kiteboarding
    615 Coal Creek Rd., Longview, WA 98632
    Air Pirates Kiteboarding opened shop in May of 2009 as a very small seasonal retail shop.  In 2010 we started Air Pirates Kiteschool and are putting alot of focus into getting more people into the spo
    (503) 791-7372
    1529 Nw Highway 101 Ste B, Lincoln City, OR 97367
    (541) 996-5483
    Gorge Performance
    7400 Sw Macadam Ave Ste G, Portland, OR 97219
    (503) 246-6646
    Above IT All Kites Inc
    104 Pacific Ave N, Long Beach, WA 98631
    (360) 642-3541
    Wind World
    115 Pacific Ave S, Long Beach, WA 98631
    (360) 642-5483
    North West Winds Kite Store
    130 Se Highway 101, Lincoln City, OR 97367
    (541) 994-1004
    Airtime Kite
    1225 Wasco St Ste B, Hood River, OR 97031
    (541) 387-3910
    Blue Heron Gallery
    1368 Bay St, Florence, OR 97439
    (541) 997-5007
    In The Breeze
    63004 Layton Ave, Bend, OR 97701
    (541) 389-1417
    Long Beach Kites
    115 Pacific Ave S, Long Beach, WA 98631
    (360) 642-2202
    Kite Factory
    307 N Fir St, Cannon Beach, OR 97110
    (503) 436-0839
    Once Upon A Breeze
    240 N Spruce St, Cannon Beach, OR 97110
    (503) 436-1112

    Windy days at the beach or park, coupled with the perfect kite, can make for a fun day outdoors. The next time you’re outside on a windy day in a wide open public space, look up. You’ll see kites in all colors of the rainbow, some big, some small, some with large tails, and some with little ones. There are kites for small children, and large, elaborate ones for adults. Some kites aren’t even meant to be flown via string: you can ride them on the sand. This hobby is called sand kite boarding and is great for older kids and adults alike. Surfing kites are similar, only this sport takes place out on the water. There are also stunt kites, power kites, and boomerang kites. Each one has a different look and feel. From prism and box to windsock and spinner, kites of all kinds abound. Where do you find kites? Head to a tourist shop anywhere at a crowded beach and you’ll find many kites to choose from. Retail hobby shops within malls and outlets are another option, and you can even purchase some online. Toys stores also sell them, as do specialty outdoor recreation shops that sell these plus sporting goods, kite parts, and gifts. If you’re looking to make your own, get creative by visiting an arts and crafts store, or pick up a kit from a hobby shop. Wind spinners are great for your garden or front lawn. If you’re just beginning to fly kites, try a delta kite, which is a classic single line kite that’s simple to control. Single line para foils are virtually indestructible and are ideal for kids. Dual line para foil kites are a bit more powerful, resembling a two-line high performance stunt kite, ideal for adults.
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