Hi there folks. I live in Honolulu. I'd like to fly a kite.
Call it therapy or whatever, I'd just like to put one in the air like when I was a kid. Problem is I don't own a kite. Nothing against kiting as a hobby, but I don't really have the money or time to invest in tackling this the way I do most things in life (obsessively). Wind stats for my area (7day + 12mo
, another 12mo
) and just plain old gut feel tell me that a $5 eBay/Wal-Mart kite would break straight off into the Pacific Ocean, but who knows? I've never flown here.
Anyway I saw a couple well-rated "stunt kites" on Amazon (Prism Stowaway
, Prism Jazz
), I guess you can do tricks with those but all I really wanna do is buy 500' of string
and let it out til I can barely see the thing in the sun. I have no idea if I'd need anything special in the way of kites or lines to do that in the wind we have here. Don't really want to spend money for a one-time thing but if I were being truly casual about this I wouldn't be posting on GWTW
Maybe I could just pay someone the $10 or $20 to let me fly their kites for a bit - is that even a reasonable thing to ask? What do you all think? Please vote in the poll and/or post below. Thank you!