Kites Differences There are many different kinds of kites that are flown today. There are delta kites, cellular kites, box kites, dragon kites, parafoils, diamond kites, power kites, stunt kites, and kite buggies. Each is different in other ways. They have different shapes, sizes, composite, and wind ranges for flying. Kites are also flown on different skill levels; beginner, intermediate, and advanced.
Intermediate stunt kites are used to tricks in the sky. They can do barrel rolls, loop to loops, and they can easily dive and climb through the air can range from anywhere from 68×25 inches to 95×42 inches. Their frames are usually made from graphite or carbon and the material is ripstop sailcloth, ripstop polyester, or ripstop nylon. This lightweight material helps the kite maneuver easily and for greater lift. The weight of these kites usually run from anywhere between 6 ounces and 9.5 ounces. This is very light.
Intermediate stunt kites can fly with anywhere from 1 mph of wind to 20. There is about a 10-15 mph differential between the lowest wind and highest wind. (Ex. 5-20, 1-10, 5-20.) Regular stunt kites are about the same size as intermediate ones. They are also designed to be trick kites.
Their light-weight frames and material able them to do many difficult maneuvers. Their size range is anywhere from 29×33 inches to 100×41 inches. The frame material can be made from fiberglass, carbon, flexible fiberglass, durastick, durastick fiberglass, or pultruded carbon. They all use lightweight material to fly too. Some of these kites are made from icarex polyester. This material is used on the bigger kites because it creates a better lift for kites with a wider wingspan.
They whole kite can also weigh anywhere from 3 ounces to 9 ounces and they can fly anywhere between 5-25 mph. These wind speeds are just a little higher than the intermediate stunt kites. Another kind of kite is a diamond kite. They are relatively smaller than stunt kites and they are meant for more of a leisure flying and not tricks as far fetched as stunt kites. Their sizes range from anywhere between 33×30 inches and 60×60 inches.
Their material is the same as the stunt kites, but their frames are made from fiberglass dowels or flexible fiberglass. The wind speed needed to get these babies off the ground ranges anywhere from 6-25 mph. Diamond kites are more of a beginner kite. The mother of all kites is the dragon kite. It is a kite that is just up in the air for show. It lifts off the ground easily and is used for show and definitely not tricks.
Its size can range anywhere from 16×15 inches with 18 foot tails to kites that are just 10 feet long not including the tail. That is huge!!! The material used to get these off the ground is usually ripstop nylon and their frames are made from wood and fiberglass. This means that they can get pretty heavy. Anywhere from 6-25 mph is needed to get these monsters off the ground. The stronger the wind, naturally, the easier these will stay in the air. Delta kites are another type of beginners kite. They do not do elaborate tricks but basically are up for show. They range from anywhere between 54×28 inches to 78×40 inches. The material used on these is usually ripstock nylon.
Anywhere from 4-25 miles an hour is need for them to fly. Lastly, box kites are another type of beginners kite. Their size ranges anywhere from 35×12 inches to 84×36 inches. Their material too, is made from ripstop nylon. The fame of these kites are made from different materials though. This material is a hardwood dowels.
Between 6-25 mph is needed to lift these kites off of the ground. To conclude, many kites are flown here today. There are parafoils, stunt kites, delta kites, cellular kites, dower kites, dragon kites, diamond kites, kite buggies, and box kites. They all are different because they are made from different material and have different frames. They also need different wind speeds to take off, they are different shapes and sizes and their weight differs greatly.
Kites are also classified at different skill levels; beginner, intermediate, and advanced.