Kites Ireland is Ireland’s 1st supplier for freestyle, stunt, trick and sport kites catering for all skill levels and all ages.
Kites Ireland was established in 2004 out of passion for kite flying. Sport kite flying is an environmentally sound activity, it doesn’t increase your carbon footprint and it is a great outdoor exercise to relax and meditate. Ireland is blessed with an abundance of wind power. Go on and harness the elements …
Kite – A light frame with thin material stretched over it, flown in the wind at the end of a long string [or two, or four]. Freestyle – Denoting a contest or version of a sport in which there are few restrictions on the moves or techniques that competitors employ.
What is freestyle kite flying then? – It’s a bit like some people use skate or snow boards. Tricks tend to be done close to the ground as part of a landing or take-off manoeuvre. Sometimes they are referred to as ‘slack-line tricks’. By throwing both hands forward, the kite can be stalled so it hovers and floats down on its face. Or it can even be flipped over onto its back, where it can hover while there is no tension in the flying lines.
A tug on one line will then send it spinning around on the spot. A skilled pilot can do a lot of fancy freestyle moves. Freestyle flying connects individual tricks together into a routine. Watch some of the very best freestyle trick flying on our products and news pages.
Kite lines – There is a large choice of kite lines. Different ways of flying a kite will place different requirements on a kite line. Some of our sport kite lines are manufactured from Coramid, which is a high quality brand fibre among others such as Dyneema or Spectra.
If you got any questions, contact us and don’t forget to visit our Kite Shop …