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.
When sport kites hit
the ground or get dragged along the ground, damage will occur.
For information on repairing
a kite - http://kites.co.nz/pages/repairs.htm
Sport kites require good
coordination and are not recommended for children under 8.
If you have not flown
a sport kite before and are unsure about which one would suit best,
please check out the Sport Kite Info
page or email me with your
For information about ordering kites - https://www.kites.co.nz/pages/order.htm
The Hype is easy to set-up and suitable for all skill levels.
Flying the Hype does not require any prior kiting experience,
as it's docile flying behaviour ensures that there are no
sudden power surges when flying the kite through the wind-window.
The larger sizes are suitable for more experienced flyers,
but may have too much pull for lightweight flyers, especially
in summer winds in New Zealand.
Made in ripstop nylon with 18 m Dyneema lines, supplied with
flight straps. Comes in a zipped bag.
Wing span - Wind range - Colours - Price
HYPE 1.3 - 9-30 knots - Aqua/White - $150
HYPE 1.6 - 8-27 knots - Lime/White - $185
HYPE 1.9 - 7-25 knots - Orange/White - $225
HYPE 2.3 - 6-22 knots - Red/White - $280
HYPE 2.6 - 5-18 knots - Black/White - $325
A great little sport kite - quick, but remarkably stable
and easy to control. Ripstop nylon with carbon spars. Wingspan
1.4 m. Fly in 8 - 40 kmh winds. Comes with zipped nylon carry
bag, Spectra lines and flight straps.
PRJZZ - $150
A fast kite, that is easily adjustable for varying wind conditions,
for intermediate flyers. Ripstop nylon with carbon spars.
Wingspan of 1.5m, which folds down to .7m for easy travelling.
Fly in 3 - 25 kph winds. Comes with zipped nylon carry bag
and Spectra lines with flight straps.
PRPNX - $200
A serious high performance sport kite for experienced flyers
and a great introduction to trick kiting. Ripstop nylon with
carbon spars. Wingspan 2.2m. Fly in 3 - 32 kph winds. Comes
with zipped nylon carry bag, with instructions printed on
the inside, and Spectra lines and flight straps.
PRPQN - $300
Available in $20, $30, $50, $75 or $100