have you tried flying a kite???

beautiful kite - i saw many kites flying on my way home and how i enjoyed watching the, i dont know how to fly kites! it's summer and a lot of kids and even grown ups fly kites for recreation. i hope somebody could teach me how to fly one because i never really have my entire life.. it's a pretty shallow dream, but dream nonetheless!:)
@austere (2814)
Philippines
April 24, 2007 12:50pm CST
am just wondering if you have tried it! i havent but i really get in awed everytime i look at one flying in the heavens! on my way home this afternoon i saw more than 15 of them being flewn in the air! they were so colorful! i just love watching at them.. how i wish i could still fly a kite! i havent tried.. i think i dont know if i can. i dont fly it when i was young because those were only played by boys!:( oh..how i envy those who know how to fly kite? do you know how? umm.. good for you!
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• United States
24 Apr 07
You're NEVER TOO OLD to fly a kite! I got a really cool one several years ago at the age of 50! I think the trick is to get one that's a "hydrofoil" style. Maybe that's the wrong name, but the diamond shaped kites can be hard to get aloft. A "hydrofoil" or pocketed style will generally lift in a very light breeze -- no running needed. Kite flying is so uplifting, it can take all your cares away! Try it! You'll be hooked!
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@austere (2814)
• Philippines
26 Apr 07
wow! yeah, definitely i will fly one in this lifetime!hehehe i would want to feel that uplifting experience too..:)
@mypchere (582)
• Indonesia
3 May 07
Yes i often flying a kite when i was a child, i love kite much and i often flying kites with my friends, i really enjoyed that time, and now i still always remember how i flying my kites when i was still a child, sometimes i really want to back to that time...
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@webbuff (926)
• Philippines
3 May 07
yes i tried flying a kite when i was in elementary.. i find it difficult to learn that time. as time progresses i quickly know how to fly one... just let it go in a windy day it will surely fly..
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• Philippines
3 May 07
I love kites and I love to fly kites when I was a kid. And no, they're not for boys only. I am a girl and I used to fly kites with my younger siblings when I was a kid. Boys or girls can enjoy flying them. I did, and it made no difference that I am a girl. The kites I used to play with were homemade - we made them ourselves, from plastic bags and atrings, and twigs, and it was so much fun!
@chileman (968)
• Australia
27 Apr 07
We get alot of wind here in August and I love to go out with my two sons and fly kites. We only have basic ones but they love to get them up there flying!
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@maryannemax (12170)
• Sweden
25 Apr 07
oh. not just played by boys. when i was still in elementary, my classmates and i are fond of flying kites right before heading home. but we don't usually have those colorful flights. we just have kites made of sticks, papers and cellophanes. it's easy to make actually. and after doing so, we fly our kites. it was so much fun! believe me. go and try it yourself austere! anne
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@austere (2814)
• Philippines
26 Apr 07
hehehe i will try.. i mean i really will.. i should in this lifetime!that's a promise! unfortunately i would be busy with work since i will be starting by the end of this mont. to be specific, this 30th. hmm. i really envy you ann! thanks for participating friend!:)
@maryannemax (12170)
• Sweden
26 Apr 07
congratulations to you! is it in the call center? nah. just asking. your english is nice and so, i believed it's gonna be a work at the call center. hehe. anyway, since it's on the 30th, then try flying a kite before the 30th! and enjoy being a child again. don't be embarrassed doing it. instead, go out and have fun!
@austere (2814)
• Philippines
27 Apr 07
hehe yeah.. definitely.:) i'll be a call gurl!hahaha cant find any job here which can pay me above the minimum wage! i think i should be happy with it!:)
• Canada
25 Apr 07
Of course I've done it when I was a kid. It's fun to do it. More like fishing. Once you get it up in the air you feel great satisfaction. I use to fly kite in the morning and get back at it in the afternoon. Honestly I missed it. It's really quite an accomplishment, specially if you made the kite yourself.
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@austere (2814)
• Philippines
27 Apr 07
yeah.. absolutely! i mean i havent tried flying it but i think it should.
@austere (2814)
• Philippines
27 Apr 07
hehhehehe wish i know how to make one..:)
@mofelorn (611)
• Philippines
25 Apr 07
Yes I have tried flying a kita when I was a little boy. It was a very nice feeling when I saw my kite flying so high. I remembered when I said to myself "I am really good now . I know how to make a kite. I'll make lots of it then I'll sell it to earn money. And then I'll ice cream, chocolate " LOL
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@gifana (4836)
• Portugal
25 Apr 07
So did you mofelorn? Are you a millionaire today? If so, how about a loan? lol +
@austere (2814)
• Philippines
26 Apr 07
hehehe.. you really are born entreprenuer!hehe how about starting a kite business!hehehe just kidding morfel..:)
@samrat16 (2442)
• India
25 Apr 07
kites. - In india thousandds of kite are flown in season called basant. People from all religion tend to fly kites as it brings happiness they say.
I love to fly kites. There is a festival in India konwn as basant panchmi which is a festival to fly kites. In India and china kids are very fond of flying kites. Kites are very cheap also at our place. We can see thousands of kites during this festival in sky. They have special light kites to fly at night. I have got a good joke to share with you too regarding same topic kite. A husband in his back yard is trying to fly a kite. He throws the kite up in the air, the wind catches it for a few seconds, then it comes crashing back down to earth. He tries this a few more times with no success. All the while, his wife is watching from the kitchen window, muttering to herself how men need to be told how to do everything. She opens the window and yells to her husband, "You need a piece of tail."The man turns with a confused look on his face and says, "Make up your mind. Last night, you told me to go fly a kite."
@gifana (4836)
• Portugal
25 Apr 07
roflmao. love the joke samrat you have made my day. First time I had a chance to "laugh out loud". +
@austere (2814)
• Philippines
26 Apr 07
wow! how i wish i could witness that festival! that must be great huh? we dont have that here in the Philippines. Flying kites are just past times!hehe thanks for the joke samrat!:)
@kupalka (75)
• Philippines
25 Apr 07
It is one of my favourite game when i was 10 years old.It is so wonderful when you see that your kite is the highest of them all.I really miss it.
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@austere (2814)
• Philippines
27 Apr 07
heheheehe.. it's one of my fave too..ehehe fave thing to experience!
• India
25 Apr 07
I have flied kites in my young age. It was very wonderful. Some colors are very attractive whey they fly high. It will be like we flying in the sky. It is not only meant for boys, girls can also fly kites. There is no age for flying kite. We can fly at any age and experience the happiness due to it
@austere (2814)
• Philippines
27 Apr 07
yeah.. very attractive.. good for you! i havent tried flying it..:p
@zeppelin (16)
• Indonesia
25 Apr 07
yes i knew, because of one of my hobby of being playing the kite, because of the kite was very beautiful, possibly if wanting to fly him must have the big wind in order to be able to fly high hehehe zeppelin from indonesia
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@austere (2814)
• Philippines
27 Apr 07
hehehe thanks zeppelin.. seems like youre a newbie! enjoy mylotting friend!
@ravinskye (8242)
• United States
25 Apr 07
I have flown a kite. We used to when we were younger and I've done it before with my kids. It is really neat to watch them soar up in the air. You should try it, if you get a good wind its really easy.
@austere (2814)
• Philippines
27 Apr 07
yeah.. i think i should! thanks for dropping by!
@kerry1804 (214)
• India
25 Apr 07
yes.. i like a lot to fly kite.. There is a flying kite festival in india, known as uttrayan or makarsankrati its on 14 of january and thousands of people are buying kites and flying kites on that day.. its a special day..
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@austere (2814)
• Philippines
26 Apr 07
wow! samrat told me about that too..wish i could see that event. am getting intrigued about that event or yours! that must really look beautiful..:)
@rodeotexas (1154)
• United States
24 Apr 07
I can fly a kite. You just have to make sure the wind is blowing the direction you are trying to fly it.
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@austere (2814)
• Philippines
26 Apr 07
hehehe..umm.. but before that, i should first know or rather learn how to make a kite!:)
@mayenskie (1308)
• Philippines
25 Apr 07
Yep, I once made and fly a kite when i was young. My cousins and I made and played with it. We used palm stick as the bone and colored japanese paper or cellophane. We fly it in the beaches where we usualy play with the hermit crambs and sand castle. I was a lot of fun. Now, young kids do not have much fun under the sun. They prefer to play inside the house in their computer or play station.
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@mari123 (1862)
• China
25 Apr 07
it seems easy to fly a kite,it need wind to fly a kite,there are many people who fly a kite in big square in my city,and with a long line in one,s hand,i like to watch them flying,and want to learn how to fly it,flying a kite is a really interest in
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@pendragon (3352)
• United States
25 Apr 07
I tried a couple times when I was very young, I wasnt really tall enough nor did I like to run,lol so it only got off the ground maybe twice. It was a neat kite though it had a skydiver picture on it, so when you looked up at it, it looked like a guy jumping down from the sky.Neat question!
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@lankie (478)
• China
25 Apr 07
it is fun .pity is that i havent got a chance to try/
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@jalbeos (1176)
• Philippines
16 May 07
When I was kid... hahaha, I really love it until now but I don't have time and I think I am not in my age of flying kites. You should consider how kites are made. There are step by steps procedure on making kites and there are techniques so that they fly.