I’m not sure what to make of this weekend. This is the second day in a row that has called for drizzle, fog, rain and general misery and it’s also the second day of lovely, warm sunshine.
Katherine decided to try out her Prism Flip Kite, bought in Vancouver, for the first time.
On the whole, it was a disappointment. When you get it, the kite is flattened. To use the kite, you simply rotate the middle section and snap it into place so that it looks like this:
Then you release it into the air and the ovoid centre piece rotates and creates an effect that causes the kite to lift. It’s a fairly windy day out here, so we had ample fuel for it. Unfortunately, every time it lifted into the air, it rotated a few times and then flattened out and dropped to the round. Very frustrating.
I grabbed some electrical tape and permanently fixed the joints such that the kite could not flatten and it was able to stay in the air for a while, although not for as long as I had hoped. Of course, now it also doesn’t flatten for storage, but at least it flew.