Saturday 5 October 2013


Almost a year ago, we got ourselves a pair of Pterodactyl kites made by Karl Longbottom. During an indoor flying event in Swindon, we first flew our Pterodactyls on wands, and we have since flown them like that regularly, including at festivals (Weymouth and Brighton). I've said it before: they really seem to be made for wand-flying, especially when the wind is very light or even absent. Basically, the less wind there is, the more we are able to let them fly just where we want to, let them spin, etc.

Which made us think ..... why not add these Pterodactyls to our pair-flying portfolio? We could even think 'team-flying' as both Roger and Tim have one as well ... And, as you know if you read this blog regularly, I always try to think of some matching music. Jean-Michel Jarre's "Oxygene IV" fits their flying pretty well, I think!

We're not thinking of writing a specific choreography, just letting them fly with the music as backdrop. Something we can do if all other kites are grounded, and nothing else will fly!