Stunt Kites :   Tips and Tricks

Parts of a Delta Sport / Stunt Kite

When reading the Tips, you may come across terminology that you're unfamiliar with.

This "kite parts" page will help to give definition and clarity

Parts of a Stunt Kite


Nose The uppermost tip of the kite, usually reinforced with an abrasion resistant material.
Upper Spreader Runs from leading edge to leading edge to keep the kite spread out.
Spine The main spar in the kite running from the nose to the tail.
Bridle The adjustable set of lines that interface with the kite and the fly lines. By adjusting the bridle you change the kites angle to the wind for improved flight performance.
Standoffs Small diameter fiberglass/carbon rods that run from the trailing edge of the sail to the lower spreader. Used to keep the sail in the correct shape for better control in lighter winds.
Leading Edge The portion of the kite that runs from the nose to the wingtip. Usually reinforced with a stronger material than the rest of the sail.
Fly Line The line that runs from your handles to the kites tow point.
Tow Point Where the fly lines connect to the bridles.
Sail The material that is used to make the kite fly.
Lower Spreader Runs from the center "T" to the leading edge, keeps the sail spread open and usually holds the connectors for the standoffs.
Battens Used in some designs to keep the sail tight near the wingtips, reducing noise and drag.
Center "T" Connector The main connector that holds the lower spreaders in place in relation to the spine of the kite.