Hang in there with us: AKA is redesigning this website. You should see something new and wonderful by the end of 2020. If you have more comments about what the new site should contain, please contact websitefeedback@kite.org.

Single Line

Single line kites can appear in just about any form, and are characterized by use of a single string and the need of no additional lifting device.

Although all kinds of kites are still flown today, we have come a very long way from the classic “dowels and newspaper” with carbon fiber, ripstop sail fabric and custom molded fittings applied to a variety of flying shapes.

Types of Single Line Kites

It is commonly believed that the first kites were single line kites, from Asia over 3000 years ago… Since then, traditional kites have become a part of our culture with references from Charlie Brown to Ben Franklin, alternative power, ship propulsion, man-lifting for surveillance or their use in high altitude weather systems, new applications are still being discovered every day.

Examples of Single Line Kites