We don’t just make kites. We engineer them.
Our passion for flight is matched only by our fascination with the technology that makes it possible. Leonardo DaVinci sketched flying machines, gliders, and kites 400 years ago, but it’s modern aerospace materials that create the strong and feather-light structures that let us fly.
Carbon fiber and fiberglass composites let us engineer high performance frames that are amazingly light, stiff and tough. For top-end sport kites we select hand-wrapped, tapered carbon fiber spars for light weight and instantaneous response. For beginner models, hybrid carbon and fiberglass airframes add flex strategically to absorb unplanned landings.
Using fabric technologies developed for America’s Cup racing sails, we’ve created modern wings that perform in a wide wind range and won’t deform over time. Paper thin, but strong enough to power kites to faster than 60 mph, specialized nylon and polyester ripstop fabrics capture the wind with low weight and drag. Transparent Mylar laminates provide ultra-low stretch panels for precise control over wing shape, giving you not just a gorgeous shimmer in the sun but a responsive, low-drag sail that reacts to every input.
How do you rein in a Tantrum? With some very fancy string. Spectra fiber and Dyneema lines can support your weight with a filament barely bigger than dental floss. It’s the same stuff used in bulletproof vests. Low stretch. Low drag. Stronger than steel. Not your grandfather’s kite string. How cool is that?
We injection mold specialized thermoplastic fittings for our kites, and each one is a tiny but carefully considered piece of sculpture with a mission. CAD modeling and 3-D printing let us refine shapes and test materials so your kite not only flies great, but goes together with ease.