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The original four-line kite, and still the best, designed by Joe Hadzicki, a former mechanical engineer. It can manoeuvre in any direction and hover in the sky. A rewarding challenge. From £160, www.kitestore.co.uk


This is the kite to have for competition flying. It flies straight lines effortlessly, yet can still perform tricks. Designed by champion kite-flier Carl Robertshaw. From £190, www.kiterelateddesign.com


A fun little single-line kite from engineer Karl Longbottom; it comes into its own when there is no wind when it glides and spins over your head. A very active kite. £35, www.longbottom.org.uk

Keith Griffiths is chairman of the British Kite Flying Association

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