Toms Kite Building Site

building your own trickkite

Building the kite

The Sail

We will build the kite in 4 steps. The first step is making the sail. In 20 steps we'll show you one of the ways to make a sail for a trick kite. There are many ways how to build a kite, here we stick with the easiest way. Later, when you get skilled in building kites, you will no doubt develop your own style of working and building. :-)

Click on the picture of the sewing machine to open the sail building part.

The Frame

Then we will make the frame. We will show you how to saw the spars and how to put all the connectors in place. Finally we show you how to get the spars into and onto the kite the easy way.

Click on the frame picture to go there!


The third step is how to make the bridle and how to knot the bridle to the frame. You will learn all the special (easy!) knots we use to hold the bridle in place.

Click on the 'kite with bridle' picture and start knotting but fun!


Concluding we explain about how to put weight into your kite's tail to have that special balance during flight that allows all those amazing tricks.

You can look at any of the stages by clicking on the left side on the according picture. On each page we have put a link on top of the page to zap between the stages.

Success with building your kite,

Tom and Hugo