Cromane Sea Fest

Amazing September weekend at Cromane Sea Fest in Kerry. Fab’ weather and lovely people.

Great entertainment, plenty ceol & craic, artisan stalls and delicious sea food.


Tribolite Kites and an Alligator (top left) flown by a kiting buddy from Louisiana, US.
Tribolites
The Wala glider needs hardly any wind.
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We even had a bit more wind on Sunday.
See ye all next year … at www.cromaneseafest.com

Flying an Eddy Kite

FAQ “I purchased an Eddy kite from you a few weeks ago but I can’t seem to get it to fly. It didn’t come with a lot of instructions. Would you be able to help me out?”

“Certainly. If you need help with setting up and flying a diamond shaped kite like an Eddy, watch this video by jimskites.co.nz to get you soaring …”

Kite Videos to keep

Rummaging through the server, we found loads of vintage kite videos.
Here’s a compiled list. Enjoy watching.

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Freestyle Combos (25MB)
Flic Flac (7.8MB)
Backspin Cascade Multiaxel (1.1MB)
Tricks Tutorial (344MB)

Ophidion (50MB)
Cold & wet (37.5MB)
KI-Sessions 12 (140MB)

Black Pearl (332MB)
Gentleman (29.2MB)
Jumping Jack Flash (23.2MB)
Easy – Level One (19MB)

Thor’s Hammer – Indoor (1.5MB)
Thor’s Hammer – Mutex (1.1MB)

Jump – Level One (20.2MB)
Level One – Project 1 (32.4MB)

Blue Moon 61/49 (20MB)
Plasma Project 1 (43MB)
Plasma Project 2 (10MB)
Sin – Kitehouse (1.5MB)

Copyrights by their respective owners.

Sport Kite Flying Guide

If you have misplaced or have lost your Sport Kite Flying Guide, you can now retrieve it online as a pdf (26.4MB). Level One’s guide is bilingual in English and German and consists of 12 pages.

Just click on the image to view or save and download …

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Stunt Kite for Beginner

If you are searching for a stunt kite for a beginner, you will find as much information as different kites. – So we’d like to mention a couple of useful pointers from our long time experience to consider:

  • Most beginners don’t like to spend a lot money on their first kite, even if it would be sensible to do so, because quality has its price.
  • Size matters, but bigger is not necessarily better.
  • Beginners like to fly kites in high winds. When tree branches are swaying or the waves are high, is considered “great kite weather”. For that reason a beginners kite has to be robust.
  • Starters will push kites to their limits. Best to chose strong materials, like ripstop nylon for the sail and a solid carbon frame.
  • Stunt Kites for beginners have to be easy to fly, be capable of all basic moves and they shouldn’t be too sensitive to control and steer either.
  • A beginner kite should fly consistently in all areas of the wind’s power zone.
  • Most beginners are far away from tricks and freestyle flying, for that reason a pure freestyle stunt kite is not recommended as a very first kite.
  • Always have a look at the whole package and its contents. It is important that stunt kites for beginners come with a good set of braided flying lines, two hand straps (not reels) and a decent kite bag to store your lines and kite.

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The Colours-in-motion (CIM) range ticks all the right boxes for a great experience for a stunt kite novice. Read more …