Watch this giant octopus kite take flight

Show Kites Singapore flew this 200-foot custom-built octopus kite that requires six people to launch and control. Read the rest

The simplest kite I could find: the EO Atom

I have a fairly large and ever growing collection of kites. This is the easiest to fly, never fail to have a good time, anyone can fly it kite you've been looking for.

The EO Atom is a great first airship for a kid, or someone who just wants to fly a simple, neat looking kite in most wind conditions. The Atom pops open, assembled. You can get it in the air with a very slight breeze, there is no running, dragging the kite along.

A child can hold on to this kite with ease. Light tugs on the single line will cause it to tumble and roll, giving you a playful object to goof around with in the sky, rather than a giant replica Hawker Hurricane that requires a flight crew to get aloft. The Atom is also tiny and easy to just leave in a car or backpack, so you have it handy if you want it.

Prism EO Atom Box Kite via Amazon Read the rest

WATCH: model plane + box kite + LEDs = glow kite

FliteTest tracked down a father-son team who spent five years perfecting their remote-controlled box kite prototype, a plane/kite mashup. They demonstrate two of them below: Read the rest

WATCH: Kid vs. kite. Spoilers: kite wins

A very talented kite enthusiast at the Huntington Beach Pier had some fun playing tag with a kid. Read the rest

WATCH: Synchronized windless kite flying

Matt and Shannon Cyphert of MTP Studios introduce us to the sport, art, and people of windless kite flying in this beautiful trailer. Read the rest