Winnipeg Kite Festival in 2001 and
2002 and thoroughly enjoying the visual
spectacle, I finally took the plunge and
purchased a few "serious" kites.
Thanks to those fliers that let me try out their
kites and got me hooked! I was shocked at
the $80 to $400 price tags for the various two
line kites I flew, but you really do get what you pay for.
Like many people I wasted my money and time by
buying some $15 single line and $40 stunt kites.
Parastunter was my first, followed a few weeks
later by the
Trick & Track Sport. I
much preferred the soft foil for their
indestructibility and quick setup/takedown.
To follow up on the soft foil theme I then
I flew this kite for over 250 hours in the next
10 months - winter included! It is
by far my favourite two line kite and can snap
150lb. Spectra in a 35 km/hr wind.
2002 I made my first kite. I chose
2000 four line stunt kite.
It is a blast to fly and super controllable.
It expects a lot of experience on the part of
A fellow by
the name of Bill Painter from Phoenix U.S.A.
visited my website and left me a mail commenting
on my two line handle design. He told me
that he was heavily into making NASA Parawing
eNPW5 kites. It was mere hours later
that I was hooked into making my first traction
on the links at top left to see pictures of the
kites that I have personally built.