Kites is a complete guide to kiting - from flying a paper kite at the park to para-kiting on a lake or ocean. Written in a clear and accessible style, this book features: Detailed descriptions of kites and equipment. Step-by-step photographs in full color. Guidelines for choosing a kite. Basic skills-setup, launch, maneuvers, landing. Decorative kites, stunt and sport kites, power kites, water kites and specialty kites. Kite-buggying, para-kiting, wheel-kiting, snow-kiting, kite-surfing. Safety guidelines. Step-by-step, full color photographs illustrate each maneuver, and a glossary explains kiting terms such as sheeting, lofting and chicken loop. Kites may have changed over the years, but the joy of flying them remains a thrill for adventurers of all ages.