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Welcome to the Power Kite Site

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Hello and welcome to KITEPOWER DOT COM, our website about the wonderful world of kiting.

As you can see from the photo above, kiting today is far from what most imagine it to be. We all know the image of the small child running around a field with a kite flapping and sometimes flying behind him. But as you can see it is quite the opposite. The kite can pull the flyer around (who sometimes may end up flapping or flopping on his face). Be warned.... kiting is a sport which can become addictive (not that I'm complaining).

It started a over 3 years ago (June 1997) .... life was so simple then. After seeing a guy in Cambridge, England with a huge Flexifoil looking like he was having a great time, I bought an 8 foot Flexi. Life was fun, we just picked up the kite and the lines and went out to the field. A few weeks later another Flexifoil was needed so we could stack them. Then May 1998 I bought my first stunt kite - a Flexifoil Matrix. Now by this time a kite bag was needed.  Then pairs flying seemed to be a pretty fun idea, so another Matrix was bought, and a Prism Illusion. Then the winds grew stronger, so smaller kites were needed. Enter the Flexifoil Psycho, Prism Fanatic, Flexifoil Xtro, then why not the Box of Tricks as well as the Beetle for my niece.

Then the winds disappeared and a zero wind or indoor kite was needed so the next purchase was the Benson Inner Space, then why not the Outer Space, oh... and while we're at it,  what about an ultra light Matrix. Another day browsing a kite store I was fortunate enough to pick up an Icarex Stranger cheap. (It's quite difficult to leave a kite store without a major purchase). Each of these kites have their own personality and their time to be used. There were a few other purchases but the are not worth mentioning here... if you know what I mean.

Then buggying looked like fun, so a Flexifoil Original Buggy and Sky Tiger 40 joined the family. We have since now acquired another buggy, a tandem kit, and our buggy engines now include a Sky Tiger Hi40, Sky Tiger 26 and the new Flexifoil Blade 3.3 (2 of them) as well as a 6M Predator.

Kite Buggying

The  kite bag (or dare I say bags?) now has a collection of some 40 plus kites,  a mixture of line lengths and weights, spare spars and other bits and pieces, lots of repair stuff and a day of kiting is now a complicated affair. We mustn't forget spare bits, sun tan lotion, shades, ground stakes of different sorts depending on the ground, and batteries for the Walkman, is a must. A camper van will probably be the next purchase to cart it all around in ;-).

This website is our journey through the wonderful world of kiting, we hope you can learn from our mistakes and triumphs. Please feel free to send any suggestions and comments about this site via the contact page.

 

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Buggying
how to buggy

first lesson

buggy tricks guide
buggy pics
tandem buggying
kite buggy email group

Power Kiting
kite jumping
kite surfing

 

Flexifoils
stacking Flexis
launching a Flexifoil

spar maintenance

 

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sky surfer

about me
 

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