Prism Designs “Quantum” two-line kite

2015-06-25

in Geek stuff, Space and flight

I have had so much fun with my $17 Toys ‘R Us DC Sport 60 delta wing kite that I am thinking about getting something more sophisticated to play with: the Quantum two-line kite from Prism Designs. It’s another delta wing, so the basics of control will be similar. It’s tough enough to let other people crash, and has enough power to lift a light still or video camera.

I considered parasail-style kites, but while they may offer a great deal of power, they seem to have a narrower range of acrobatic possibilities.

I basically want something that I can fly in a range of wind conditions, let total amateurs learn on, and possibly use for some aerial photography. I will start setting aside a fraction of what I earn in commercial photography as a kite fund.

It even seems possible that regular kite-flying could have a therapeutic effect on the chronic pain from my collarbone injury. It’s plausible that it could help with both strength and range of movement.

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. June 25, 2015 at 5:14 pm

Kite Antics with the Prism Quantum – Indian Shores, FL

. June 25, 2015 at 6:34 pm
. June 25, 2015 at 6:46 pm
. June 30, 2015 at 5:31 pm
. July 20, 2015 at 1:11 pm
. May 6, 2016 at 6:59 pm

A larger, but still as super easy to fly, Prism kite

For flying a really non-threatening kite, in low winds, I find the Prism Atom to be wonderful. For a bit bigger kite flying experience, this Prism Stowaway is just as simple, and fun.

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