Unlike “traditional” delta-style stunt kites, where the steering is slightly non-intuitive (you let out rather than pull in), this kite drives intuitively. And, since they are parafoils, you don’t worry about breaking expensive carbon fiber spars if you crash.
Apparently, the inventor has had trouble getting dealers to market the kite as a stunt kite: dealers tended to classify it as a “power kite” for pulling loads, or as pocket kites.
Anyway, these kites are only sold directly online. The website is a nightmare to navigate, but check out a few choice video clips.
– David Chin
Seattle AirGear WindDance Parafoil Stunt Kites
$100 and up
Seattle Air Gear