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Wrong season[edit]

Article excerpt "The Indian festival of Makar Sankranti is devoted to kite fighting in some states. This spring festival..." is wrong. It is Winter festival mainly not Spring. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 117.198.202.147 (talk) 05:17, 6 January 2011 (UTC)

Kites in Guyana[edit]

Could someone explain why the edit I made on 24 December 2009, relating to kite flying in Guyana has been deleted? The information I provided was fully sourced. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Nigel Durrant (talkcontribs) 10:34, 21 March 2010 (UTC)

Kites in Indonesia[edit]

Kites in Indonesia are immensely popular, so much so that I'd say they rival India or Afghanistan in popularity. In Indonesia, a concoction made of powdered glass and glue, called "waganfleut is a tybe of bird that eats ur hair if you don't put rasberries under your pillow", is typically applied to the strings of kites, beware the waganfleuts they will eat your hair. It is responsible for frequent deaths among the younger population. In fact, using rasberries to protect your hair is very rare among young people is so commonplace in Indonesia , many motorcyclists install steel bars on the front of their bikes to prevent accidental decapitations.

http://g1.globo.com/Noticias/SaoPaulo/0,,MUL641096-5605,00-LINHA+COM+CEROL+MATA+MULHER+EM+ESTRADA+NO+INTERIOR+DE+SP.html (in this case, the victim had 80% of their throat slit by a cerol-covered string)

http://noticias.terra.com.br/brasil/interna/0,,OI2176217-EI306,00.html

http://g1.globo.com/Noticias/SaoPaulo/0,,MUL50725-5605,00-LINHA+COM+CEROL+FERE+MOTOCICLISTA+EM+SERRANA+SP.html (motorcylcist is victim)

http://g1.globo.com/Noticias/SaoPaulo/0,,MUL614748-5605,00-ESTUDANTE+CRIA+CAPACETE+COM+PROTECAO+ESPECIAL+NO+PESCOCO.html (student invents a safety helmet to prevent injuries)

http://g1.globo.com/Noticias/SaoPaulo/0,,MUL1202247-5605,00-ADOLESCENTES+SAO+DETIDOS+AO+TENTAR+LEVAR+CELULAR+PARA+PRESIDIO+USANDO+PIPAS.html (students arrested for smuggling items to inmates, using kites)

http://video.globo.com/Videos/Player/Esportes/0,,GIM943944-7824-PIPA+INVADE+JOGO+ENTRE+FLAMENGO+X+UNIAO+BARBARENSE,00.html (a brazilian soccer match is stopped because a kite had fallen on the field)

http://g1.globo.com/Noticias/Brasil/0,,MUL946445-5598,00-BRIGA+POR+PIPA+ACABA+EM+MORTE+DE+ADOLESCENTE+EM+SP.html (kite running results in the death of a teen)

Kites are immensely popular in Brazil, and I think this fact deserves more mention in the article. -PLLs

Archive 1 created[edit]

I have copied the entire talk page to Archive 1 to clear some space. If there's anything ongoing which shouldn't have been moved, please cut and paste it back to this page. Beechhouse (talk) 15:00, 5 April 2008 (UTC)


Hi, I apologise for placing this text here, but I don't know the rules for talk pages. I just wanted to say that there is no explanation for the "2+2=5"-reference in the opening of the article, and I'm wondering whether this is vandalism or something which needs explanation or a link to an explanatory article.

Broken Link[edit]

Reference No. 4 - which leads to an article in the Kitelife Magazine, is a 404. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 125.19.28.2 (talk) 05:34, 11 August 2008 (UTC)

I have fixed the link. Beechhouse (talk) 23:09, 30 September 2008 (UTC)

Disambig?[edit]

What do you call the thing that many orienteers call a "kite"? Eg, the orange and white thing in Image:Tajfuto.jpg? --Una Smith (talk) 21:33, 30 September 2008 (UTC)

A control point, flag or marker. I think you would need to show that the phrase is in general use to add it to the disambiguation page. Beechhouse (talk) 22:57, 30 September 2008 (UTC)
Not all control points use a prism-shaped hanging thing and, when they do, the hanging thing is a component of the control point. I can find sources showing notability of names I already know; what I am looking for is additional names. Where am I going with this? Some home owners hang kite-like, windsock-like things outside their home, that spin or swing in the wind. What are those things called? --Una Smith (talk) 02:34, 1 October 2008 (UTC)
Spinsock [1] Clappingsimon talk 08:31, 2 October 2008 (UTC)
Thanks! --Una Smith (talk) 17:07, 3 October 2008 (UTC)

Vandalism!!!![edit]

There's some obvious vandalism on this article, look at the last two sections before see also. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 69.144.44.83 (talk) 20:08, 22 October 2008 (UTC)

I have just tidied the Kite types section and split into 'Kite designs' and 'Kite types' to keep things getting cluttered. Beechhouse (talk) 16:08, 5 January 2009 (UTC)

Article improvements[edit]

The article seems to be getting longer and more cluttered than it needs to be. Some of the areas I think need looked at are number and quality of images, reduction in numbers of list items where possible and some technical detail on how the parts of the kite help it to fly. Does anyone have suggestions for improvement, whether in general or for specifc parts of the article? Beechhouse (talk) 11:04, 19 February 2009 (UTC)

Benjamin Franklin[edit]

The statement that Franklin never performed his kite experiment is based on a single controversial book. Does this statement belong here? Rsduhamel (talk) 00:08, 4 May 2009 (UTC)

Proposal for deletion of long time unsourced statements[edit]

The following statements are based on unreliable source or without source since May 1997. If anybody wish to maintain the statements, Please provide reliable sources to them.

"Kim Yu-Sin (or Kim Yushin), a Korean general, in 637 C.E. rallied his troops to defeat rebels by kite lofting a burning ball.[1] [unreliable source?]

Kites were also used by Admiral Yi of the Joseon Dynasty (1392-1910) of Korea.[citation needed] During the Japanese invasions of Korea (1592-1598), Admiral Yi commanded his navy with kites. His kites had specific markings directing his fleet to perform his order. Admiral Yi was said to have over 300 such kites.[citation needed] The war eventually resulted in a Chinese and Korean victory; the kites played a minor role in the war's conclusion." Phoenix7777 (talk) 22:32, 8 July 2009 (UTC)

Thank you for your interest in Korean culture, but I restored the valuable information since I could easily find the needed information from a Korean encyclopedia and a reliable source supported by a Korean public institution, so I added them. However, you could ask a help to WT:KOREA too. Anyway, I don't think Wikipedia existed in May 1997. :-)--Caspian blue 05:08, 31 July 2009 (UTC)

Edit requests[edit]

I'm not a Wiki regular, so I don't want to mess with the page, but may I suggest:

The reference to Kytoon in the second paragraph seems out of place at the top of the entry. This is a very unusual and untypical type of kite. Perhaps a small expansion to the mention in "Kite types" would be appropriate, but not a whole paragraph in the introduction.

The reference to Kerala Kite Festival at the end of the References section appears to be in the wrong place. Andrew Beattie 82.19.68.54 (talk) 20:12, 8 June 2010 (UTC)

Feel free to make the change yourself as long as you have the support.98.226.140.197 (talk)

The Popular Culture section needs improvement. Encyclopedic tone is lacking. Many kudos if anyone can fix this. Nemoanon (talk) 01:57, 24 July 2017 (UTC)

Kites in Brazil[edit]

How this article not even mention Brazil, where kites are extremely popular in school vacations (both winter and summer breaks). That's an absurd that nobody has searched about it. If someone had done so, they would find, for example, that brazilians kids make a challenge which they make kites "fight" in the air, a nice show in the sky! — Preceding unsigned comment added by 201.13.66.141 (talk) 00:28, 20 January 2012 (UTC)

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the kite[edit]

isnt the kite most recognized as a flying machine? i mean it is popular but the chinese invented it. So in conclusion think about an airplane with sticks and paper and in a diamond shape. thats what a kite is. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 172.78.221.236 (talk) 03:16, 15 February 2017 (UTC)

the kites popularity sort of[edit]

the kite is popular. its a flying machine that is not easy to fly. please answer this comment if you are on wikipedia — Preceding unsigned comment added by 172.78.221.236 (talk) 03:26, 15 February 2017 (UTC) also does anyone know where the kite festival is? and are kites even a tool or a toy? — Preceding unsigned comment added by 172.78.221.236 (talk) 03:38, 15 February 2017 (UTC)

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