Kites prefer to fly in light to
moderate winds. They are made from lightweight materials, so the
wind can lift them up and hold them in the sky.
No kites like to fly in heavy, gusty
or strong winds. This can cause them to become unstable and crash,
or put too much pressure on the fabric and stitching.
If you are choosing a kite for children,
choose a small one for small children, as it won't pull as hard
as a bigger kite. If a kite is pulling too hard, children will probalby
let it go - and some kites will go far, if the wind is right.
Generally children under 7 won't
stand still and let the wind fly the kite - so their kite may end
up being dragged on the ground or caught in trees and other objects
as they run about. So, generally, kites shown here are for children
7 years and over.
The Kite Lady's favourites! These kites require no
assembly and are excellent flyers in a broad wind range.
A great first kite and remembered by Kiwis of all ages. This
is the best flier for little kids. 2m long and made of parka
nylon with a fibreglass frame. Line included. Colours will
vary - please ask if you have a preference.
PLOCT - $15
Delta kites fly high and are very stable. Easy to assemble, they
just require a spreader put across the back, and check that the
side spars are down at the bottom of the outside edge, leaving the
nose to flex with the wind.
Click here for Delta
Kite assembly information
A hybrid delta kite with a broad 122cm wing and long flowing
tail, melding the aerodynamics of diamond and delta kites.
In a steady breeze it soars.
Includes line and winder and a sleeve bag.
The delta for grown ups. Ripstop nylon and mylar sail
with a fiberglass frame makes flying a breeze in a wide
wind range, and the high flying angle allows maximum altitude.
Bungies in the spars make assembly a snap - just let the
rods spring into their connectors like a tent pole.
The 162cm wing folds to just 18 long, and the great-looking
package includes kite and premium braided Dacron line on
a hoop winder. Fun, stable and easy to fly for all ages.
Colours may vary.
PRSTL - $85
A new look delta with a redesigned wing for extra stability
on those days when the wind is gusty or turbulent.
The 162.50cm wing folds up to 21 x 148; so you can take
it anywhere, with snap-on tails that will break free if
you ever get them tangled in a tree. The frame has bungies
in the spars like a tent pole, so they spring into place
and stay put.
The great-looking package includes kite and premium braided
Dacron line on a hoop winder. Fun, stable and easy to fly
for all ages. Colours may vary.
Its 7-foot wing has 80% more sail area than the Zenith
5, for a stronger pull thats great for lifting extra
tails, line laundry, or even a small action camera.
The frame has bungies in the spars like a tent pole, so
they spring into place and stay put. Comes with dual streamer
tails and braided line on an easy-to-use hoop winder.
The 213cm wing folds to just 18
long, and the great-looking package includes kite, dual
streamer tails and premium braided Dacron line on a hoop
winder. Fun, stable and easy to fly for all ages. Colours
PRZN7 - $150
These are for people who want a "traditional"
or "normal" kite. Diamond, or Eddy, kites have lots of
tail to help with stability. Eddy is also the name given to the
wind that whirls leaves around in circles.
It is time to grab those pencils and crayons and show off
your colouring-in skills. The Colouring Your Own Diamond Kite
keeps kids entertained for hours. Great for parties and an
ideal present. This 60 cm x 60 cm diamond kite comes ready
to fly with line and winder. A great flier in wind from 7
The Kite Day features popular show kites including
the Dragon, Cuttlefish, Blue Whale and Crab.
The Kiwiana design features a rugby ball, buzzy bee,
sheep, whale, Maori motifs and, of course, a kiwi.
Kite Day - PLCYD - $15
Kiwiana - PLCYK - $15
The diamond for grown ups. A modern twist on the classic
diamond kite. Made from ripstop with fibreglass spars. 94cm
wingspan with two tails, it folds into a pouch thats
barely a foot long. To assemble, just let the rods spring
into their connectors; the spars are connected by bungee cord
just like a tent pole so theres nothing to lose and
no way to assemble it backwards. Comes with a colorful 2-part
matching tail, flying line and winder. Easy instructions are
printed on the sleeve, flies eagerly even in light winds.
Line included. Colours may vary.
PRSTD - $60
Sleds and Parafoils have no sticks to break or parts
to lose - making them pretty much indestructible. These are quick
to get going, excellent flyers, and ideal for bikers, trampers and
keeping in the picnic basket or glove box ready to shake out and
A parafoil in lightweight ripstop. No assembly and easy to
fly. 56 cm x 35 cm, with long streamer tails. Stuff bag and
line included. Colours may vary.
HQPPF - $45
A lightweight parafoil 81 x 62 cm with a 3m flowing tail.
No assembly and easy to fly. Stuff bag and line included.
Colours may vary.
PRBR5 - $70
A beautiful applique triple Power Sled that can be used as
an anchor to lift larger line laundry or inflatable kites.
Made in nylon with a figreglass frame. No assembly and easy
to launch. 165cm wide x 104cm high. Nylon bag and line included.
Power Sleds generate enormous pull and are for experienced
HQPS7 - $165
A bold three dimensional star with colours framed by black
panels. 91cm tall. Made from ripstop with fibreglass spars.
Packs into PVC bag. Line included. Fly in 8-29 kph winds.
PRARO - $40
A spectacular three dimensional spinning kite. 91cm tall.
Made from ripstop with fibreglass spars. Packs into PVC bag.
Line included. Fly in 11-29 kph winds.
PRSPB - $50
The three intersecting planes give it great stability but
let you experiment with a wide range of tumbling tricks by
slacking the line. No matter which way it lands, you can relaunch
it instantly just by tugging on the string.
Ripstop with fibreglass frame. Line included. 47cm wingspan,
folds flat to less than 1/2" thick for easy transport.
Fly in 5-18 kph winds.
PRATM - $60
A stunning sailing ship for a piratical captain. This one
requires quite a bit of assembly. Made in ripstop with fibreglass
frame. Line included. 100cm hull with a spintail at the back.
Packs into a nylon carry bag. Fly in 11-30 kph winds.
XPRSH - $65
The Flip's rotor spins its way through the atmosphere. Like
a kaleidoscope in motion, the vivid graphics blend and blur,
creating colors and patterns that can only be seen while it
Ripstop with carbon/fibreglass frame. Line included. 57cm
wingspan, folds flat to less than 1/2" thick for easy
transport. Fly in 6-25 kph winds.
PRFLP - $65
A dynamic box kite that flies stable like a traditional single-liner,
or tug on the line and it becomes a playful tumbler. Ripstop
with fibreglass frame. Line included. 76cm wingspan, folds
flat to less than 1/2" thick for easy transport. Fly
in 8-40 kph winds. Colours may vary.
PREO6 - $80
A modern take on a French Military Kite, originally used
to lift radio antennae. This high-flying, winged box design
pulls hard with exceptional stability. The spectacular, flowing
tail tames gusty winds and grabs attention from far away.
Ripstop with carbon/fibreglass frame. Braided polyester line
included. 127cm wingspan, rolls into a fabric sleeve bag.
Fly in 8-40 kph winds.
PRIST - $100
Used by vineyards and orchards to warn off birds by shape,
movement and noise. The Sky Crow is tethered to a long banner
pole so it will float and soar up high on the breeze. It needs
clear space from trees and other obstacles in all directions.
Black with red eyes and white beak . Made in nylon with a
fibreglass frame. Wingspan 1.75 m. 2m bridle line and banner
PLSKC - $150
Available in $20, $30, $50, $75 or $100
The reindeer have gone on holiday and left Santa to fly on
his own. Resin decoration 12 x 5 cm, with red ribbon ready
FSXMD - $10