Designed without rods, poles, or fixed parts to improve durability. Very easy to set up and pack. Arrives ready to fly. Very fast and nimble. Includes foolproof safety system that automatically grounds the kite if you let go of the control handles.
Expensive. Takes experience and skill to fly.
An inexpensive, classic diamond kite. Available with over 20 designs. Easy to learn and fly, even for kids. Measures 30 inches by 30 inches. Color-coordinated tails are 12 feet long. Made of durable ripstop fabric with fiberglass rods.
The tails, which are necessary to keep the kite upright, can often get tangled.
Utilizes a proven delta-shaped body with 7 nylon panels and a frame of carbon rods. Durable and tough to withstand crashes. Very easy to get off the ground and keep aloft. Basic tricks don't require much effort and are easy to learn. Kite is 84 inches wide and 33.5 inches tall.
Requires a bit more effort to assemble than other kites.
Octopus kites are very simple to operate—just hold securely and enjoy! Sets come with 2 kites in contrasting colors. Three sets available in total. Kites measure 31 inches wide and 157 inches long with ribbons attached. Great picks for the beach or park.
These kites aren't really capable of tricks or complex maneuvers.
A very strong pick for beginners. Made with a strong fiberglass frame and 210T nylon fabric. Clean design. Very easy to take off and control in moderate to high winds. Kite measures 60 inches wide by 30 inches tall. Ribbons are 118 inches long. Price is very affordable.
Slightly heavier than other kites, which reduces its capability in low winds.
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