|> The two box kites I own, classic box and Buffalo Cody box, require
|>more spar wrestling to assemble than I enjoy. Any recomandations for other
|>high wind kites (other than parafoil types) that are painless to assemble?
Box kites are some of the best high wind kites around. Most require a
bit of "spar wrestling" to assemble, which can be very difficult if
you have no wind-break while assembling. A friend joked about having
to buy a van to assemble a kite in. He compromised and borrowed a
Many kites, if built out of sturdy materials, can be adjusted to fly
in high winds.
A Malay or Eddy kite can be flown in high winds. It usually takes a
bit more bow in the cross stick and possibly a tail. The same is true
of a Rokkaku, add a bit more bow, the bottom cross stick is bowed
slightly more than the top one.
Some deltas have multiple line attachments on the keel. Move the point
forward when the wind really comes up.
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