Tips On How and Where To Buy A Kite

Stunt Kite - It entertains crowds when it twists, spins, turns, dives and dances, one at a time or in a kite ensemble.

Bowed Edy - It has a curved frame that keeps the kite balanced with changes in the wind. It flies well without a tail.

Box Kite - It has been used to carry instruments in the sky for scientists , carry cameras to take pictures for map makers and weathermen and drop supplies for troops in war.

Fighter Kite - For centuries, it has brought other kites out of the sky with its glass coated line at kite festivals in India and Asia. Kite fighting is growing in popularity worldwide.

Delta Kite - It can fly in very light wind or without any wind, outdoors and indoors.

Soft Kite - The number of shapes of soft kites is limited only by the imagination. The fish is inflated when the wind blows through its eyes and mouth.

Have you ever wondered where to buy a kite that spins and twirls ?  Have you ever wondered where to buy a kite that is steady even in changing winds ?  Have you ever wondered where to buy a kite that can fly without hardly any wind or that you can fly indoors or without any line?  Do you know where to buy a 3D kite ?   There are so many different kinds of kites that you might become an armchair traveler or kite historian before you decide where to buy a kite.  We can show you how easy it is to find out where to buy the kite that you think is the most beautiful and suitable for you instead of the kite that is the easiest to find.

It Is Easy To Find Out Where To Buy A Kite

When you are reading a book or magazine article, newspaper or catalog about  kites you will see that no kite is exactly like another.   So, what do you do when you see a picture of a kite you think is so beautiful that  you want to buy it  but might not know where to find it?  One of the first things you want to do is  take a closer look at the pictures of the kites you are looking at.  Use your imagination to separate  kites into groups according to their shapes, decorations, parts used to make kites and the ways and the places kites  are flown.

Just by taking a closer look, you can see that kites fall into an unlimited number of groups and within a group of kites, no two are exactly alike.  So,  no kite shop, website, street vendor or marketplace can sell every kind of kite!

Study Kite Pictures To Learn How And Where To Buy A Kite

We have ideas on how to study kite pictures so even a beginner will know what is important to look for when  you decide where to buy a kite.  If you are excited about having a particular kite because you think it is the most beautiful kite you have ever seen, stop and take a closer look at the way it is decorated.  The way a kite is decorated will tell you a lot about  how easy or how hard it will be to fly depending on the strength of the wind.  Always remember, no matter how a kite is decorated, it has to be light enough for the wind to lift it into the sky.  If a kite is covered with only a flat sheet of fabric or paper, it is probably intended for flying  in a light, steady  breeze.  If a kite has a tail, it could add just the right amount of weight at the end of  the kite for it to stay straight instead of twisting and turning in an unexpected gust of wind.  If you are studying a picture of a kite and you see it is decorated with flaps that might  look like a bird’s wings, insect legs or antennae, it is probably made to fly in stronger winds than a kite that has only a flat cover.

If you are excited about having a particular kite because you think the kite has an interesting shape, stop and take a closer look.  The shape of a kite will also tell you a lot about how easy or how difficult it might be to fly depending upon the strength of the wind.  Usually a diamond  shaped kite with a tail will fly well in a light steady breeze.  A diamond shaped kite with a rounded top and curved sections in the frame, is better suited for flying in  mild to moderate winds than a flat kite.

One reason a triangle shaped kite usually flies well  in very light wind is because the width of the kite is greater than its length.  A kite shaped like a flattened triangle (see Delta kite) is usually made to fly for a different purpose than a kite that is shaped like a triangle, diamond, pentagon or a star.  Usually, kites shaped like the Delta kite fly well indoors with little or no wind and outdoors can be flown in very light to moderate wind to do twists, turns and revolutions.   While you are taking a closer look at the decorations and  shapes of kites, it is a good idea to also look for the lines that are attached to the underside of the kite cover.  The lines attached to the kite cover are called bridle lines.  The line that you hold in your hand to guide the kite is the flying line. No matter what shape a kite is or how it is decorated, if there is only one bridle line, the kite is usually made to fly in a light to moderate breeze.  If there are two pairs of bridle lines attached to two flying lines, the kite might  be intended to do twists and turns instead of glide through the sky.  Even a beginner can fly a kite with two lines as long as you know what the parts of a kite are supposed to do and what a particular kite is made to do.

Separate Kites Into Categories To Learn How And Where To Buy A Kite

Another idea to help you learn how and where to buy a kite is to separate kites into categories.  By separating kites into categories you can pinpoint what parts a kite is made of, what the parts are supposed to do and where to look for particular parts on a kite.  When you know the basic parts of a kite and what these parts are supposed to do, you can group kites into categories so  you know what kinds of kite will be easier or harder for you to fly in light, moderate or strong winds.

By studying pictures of kites closely, you can see that there are countless kinds of kites to choose from, that different kinds of kites are made to fly in different wind and weather conditions and that different kinds of kites are made to do different things. Usually, no two people would put the same kite in the same category.  One person might focus on decorations.  Another person might focus on the decorations and the shape of a kite and someone else might focus on the decorations, shape and number of bridle and flying lines when separating kites into different categories.  Separating kites into different categories is an important step in learning how and where to buy a kite that is a good match for the wind and weather conditions where you will fly your kite.

Use The Internet To Learn How And Where To Buy A Kite

You can use these same steps when you use the internet to learn how and where to buy a  kite. When you use the internet to study kite pictures you can see videos on how to build kites, decorate kites, how to fly kites, repair kites and do anything you want to know about kites.  You can even chat live with kite sellers who are ready to answer questions on how and where to buy a kite. You can visit kite events all over the world and you can find out where to buy a kite from anywhere in the world.  If you want to buy a particular kind of kite but cannot find it,  visit a kite museum for more information on where to buy any kind of kite.

Pay Attention To Influences On Kite Artwork

When you are studying kite pictures to learn how and where to buy a particular kite, you might place this kite in more than one category.  Why?  One category might represent how a particular kite is designed to  fly based on its shape, parts and size.  Another category might represent the country and culture that has influenced the artwork and decorations on this kite.  An important step in buying the kind of kite you are looking for is to identify the country or culture that has influenced artwork on the kite cover.

We have some hints that might help you decide where to buy a kite that you like and buy a kite that will fly well in the wind and weather conditions where you plan to take your kite.  We hope these hints will help you identify cultures that influenced the artwork on the kites you like and help you decide the countries the kites you like represent.

Hint #1: Watch Slideshows Of Kite Events

You might find websites about kite events are a good starting point to see artwork on different kinds of kites from different countries.   For example, if you search for kite events where you live, you will probably find a photo gallery or videos of  different kinds of  kites flown at this event.  There will probably be kites with artwork in abstract shapes and bold colors.  There will probably be kites with intricate and very detailed designs.  You will probably find kites with pictures of dragons, beautiful birds, butterflies, fish and  animals.  When you decide which cultures have influenced the artwork on these kites, do a search for kite vendors in these countries to help you buy a kite you like.

Hint #2:  Find Kite Events You Can Watch Live

You can watch some kite events live on your PC.   Before the event takes place, try to find the email address of the event organizer.  Find out if there will be a shopping cart or another way for buying kites before, during or after the show.  If so, you might find yourself  buying kites during a live kite event.

Hint #3:  Kite Associations Can Help With Buying Kites

When you see artwork on kites that you like, find kite associations  in countries or provinces that you think a particular kite represents.   Most kite associations have websites with the name, telephone or email address of a contact person who can tell you where to buy a kite that will work with the wind and weather conditions where you plan to fly.

Hint #4: Kite Museums Can Help With Buying Kites

Contact a representative of a kite museum and try to arrange to send a photo or email of the kind of kite you are looking for.  Usually, kite museums have gift shops or classes where kites are made.  Kite museums are excellent resources for locating hard-to-find or one-of-a-kind kites.  A museum curator or director might even have contacts with local artisans whose livelihood is making kites.

Hint #5:  Kite Artisans Can Make Kites You Won’t Find In Stores

Kite artisans from all over the world design, make and fly kites.  If you want to know where to buy a kite that is one-of-a-kind, find someone who builds custom made kites.  Many people from all over the world know the art of kite building and can make by hand, the kind of kite and kite supplies you are looking for.  Some kite builders have websites where you can send emails or chat about the information they need to make a kite for you.   Even if a kite builder does not have  a website,  find a contact person with a kite association, director of a kite museum or organizer of  kite events to find out who can make a kite like the one  you are looking for.

 
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