Five At Once

My acquisition of new kites has continued.  I obtained two more White Bird dragons on eBay this week.  Months and months go by and White Bird kites are hard to come by.  Then there is an influx of them as people empty their kite bags for one reason or another.  So the latest additions to my collection are a 25 ft. Rainbow dragon and a 25 ft. Sun Face dragon.

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White Bird Sun Face Dragon
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White Bird Rainbow Dragon

The Rainbow dragon completes a set of Rainbow dragons of varying sizes.  Putting them up at one time should look pretty impressive in the sky.  The Sun Face adds another unique sail design to my collection.

The hard part about getting new kites is not being able to fly them when they arrive.  We had house guests for the weekend and we missed the weekly kite club fly at Fort Macon State Park.  This seems to be happening more and more often lately.  Though I’m not complaining, I do have to get my kite fix or suffer withdrawal.  So this afternoon I went to the beach and flew all of my latest White Bird additions.  Five dragon kites in the sky.  What a wondrous sight.

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Five At Once

The two on the left are the latest additions.  The middle kite is the White Bird Golden Gate dragon.  The two on the right are both White Bird Friendly Dragon dragons.  I think of them as the brothers and, true to form, they fought in the sky, tangled their lines and brought each other down.  I had to separate them.

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White Bird Friendly Dragon Dragons (The Brothers)

It was a great day at the beach.  The wind was not too strong and the temperature was not too hot.  I would have liked to stay longer but I was given a dinner invitation that I couldn’t refuse.  It meant I didn’t have to cook and I didn’t have to do the dishes.  And if you’re wondering how one person flies five kites at once.  Here’s our secret (which is not really a secret at all).  Sand bags made from inexpensive nylon backpacks.

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Fair Winds All.

5 thoughts on “Five At Once

    1. The sand bags are just the cheap nylon drawstring backpacks that are available in gift shops and beach stores for just a few dollars. The large flat bag was made by MDL years ago. I would love to get another but they quit making bags of any size or shape. No one I know of makes flat bags like that anymore.

      1. I’ll keep an eye out for the drawstring nylon bags. I might even attempt to make them. It’s such a great way to get more than one kite in the air at once! Sad that no one makes the bigger nylon kite bags. I’m also going to attempt to make one. Can’t be to hard to do. Thank you so much for the info. Happy flying! Kim Lennon

  1. Love how the sandbags allowed you to fly your kites together at the same time. I’ll be trying this next time I’m at the beach. I have collected 4 25′ White Bird Dragon kites within the past couple of years. I’ve got a flying pig-dragon-parrot & one signed by Debbie from Hawaii. I’m looking for the longer tails but had no luck. If you know of anyone interested in selling, I’m interested. One other thing, I’d like a bag that’ll hold all the kites together but have had no luck finding one. Not sure if you would have any info on that. Thanks a bunch for your time! Kim

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