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Review: BiPlutz

This year, I spent the month of July in Singapore doing school performances for ACT 3 International. During my stay, I had the pleasure of meeting the man behind the Plutz and the Zero-G, Leong Chee Wan of Malaysia. Chee Wan had a new toy to show off when we met, aptly named the BiPlutz. […]

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The Glider Craze

If you are to go to any indoor kiting event in the world, what kites would you expect to see? You’ll see some Revs, an Echo, and maybe an iTrix. Lately, you will also see a bunch of gliders including the iFlite, the Zen glider, Plutz, Wala, Skate, Urban Ninja or Horvath. Gliders have slowly […]

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HQ Rainbow Graphic Delta

Review: HQ Delta Graphic Rainbow

We get gigs like a fete or country show when we are the only kite display team there. It’s always good to have a few static kites and a bit of colour in the sky when we are not actually demonstrating but by the time we have got our tent up, banners raised, a quick […]

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Issue 79: Kite Tidbits, Reviews and Repair Kits

A few of my favorite kites… Same Old Same Old Every year we try to bring lots of new things to the demonstration arenas as we travel around and next year will be no exception as we are working on new routines throughout the cold winter months and will have new colourful kites and tails […]

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Green Giant Promo Kites

Issue 74: The Green Giant Kites

From RB Toys 1971-1990 Promotional kites are an ancient business, basically as old as the business of manufacturing inexpensive kites as toys for kids. I’ve seen promotional diamond kites from Wilder Mfg. and Alox Mfg. that date back to the Depression, and I suspect that Hi-Flier was making them back then as well. By the […]

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Issue 37: “Ghost” Pyro Delta by Frank Schwiemann (review)

Specifications Manufacturer: Frank Schwiemann Model: “Ghost” Pyro Delta Wingspan: 144″ (Twelve feet) Height: 74″ (Six feet, two inches) Length: 32 foot tails Wind Range: 5 – 20 mph Type of kite: Single Line Delta, with tails. Materials: Soft Ripstop fabric, with Fiberglass Frame. Source for test kite: Store bought, new.   The Pyro Delta designed […]

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