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Hot Parafoil

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Kite Package Includes: Include ripstop nylon drawstring bag, and three (3)- 12 in (30 cm) tails

Konvertible Sled

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Kite Package Includes:
  • 30 lb line on handle
This clever kite folds into itself to form a carry pouch for your string.

Neon Parafoil

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Kite Package Includes: Includes ripstop nylon drawstring bag, and three (3)- 12 in (30 cm) tails

Rainbow V Parafoil

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Kite Package Includes:
  • Ripstop nylon drawstring bag
  • Three (3) 144 in (366 cm) tails
Nothing to assemble, nothing to break. Free kite string included.

SpongeBob Parafoil

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Kite Package Includes: Includes ripstop nylon drawstring bag, and three 8 ft tails

Sunset Parafoil

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Kite Package Includes: Includes ripstop nylon drawstring bag, and three (3)- 12 in (30 cm) tails

A parafoil is a hollow wing made of non-rigid material, usually ripstop nylon. When speaking of kids' kites, the parafoil could be compared to a narrow cross-section of an airplane wing. This wing is inflated by the wind, giving it an aerodynamic shape. To protect the wing from collapsing in uneven winds, the parafoil is divided into multiple cells. The design was originally conceived by Domina Jalbert (Popular Science, March 1972).

Parafoils are known for their impressive ability to provide lift, and since their structure is provided mostly by the wind, their resulting lift-to-weight ratio is amazing.

If you've ever seen a skydiver, you've probably seen a parafoil in action, but as originally designed in 1964, parafoils could not be used as parachutes because they opened so quickly and with so much force that it was unsafe for the skydiver. Before they could be used reliably, an additional damper had to be used to slow the parafoil's deployment.



 
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