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Kite Ballets

Popular at kite festivals, and one of the main components of a kite competition is the ballet, where the kite or kites are used to interpret a piece of music.

The most spectacular ballets are usually those flown by teams of from 3 to 6 kites. Shown below are some dual team ballets by some of the best teams in the world, from relatively recent examples, right back to some of the earliest competitions.

There are also an examples of a ballets by a quad line team and a dual line pair.

Teams of kites flying with long tails looks spectacular and these are often used in demonstrations; however they are seldom used in competition as they do restrict what the team can do. An example ballet with tails is included at the end.

These videos are all hosted on YouTube. Warning: the sound quality can be a bit less than ideal - they do need wind to fly!

Dual Line Team Ballets

Quad Line Team Ballets

Dual Line Pair Ballets

Dual Line Team Ballets With Tails



Kite Ballet Videos

Red Bull KiteForce
2012 World Sport Kite Championships
Berck-sur-mer, France

AirHeads
"Bring Me To Life"
2012 World Sport Kite Championships
Berck-sur-mer, France

Scratch Bunnies
2010 World Sport Kite Championships
Berck-sur-mer, France

Flame
"City of Delusion"
2008 World Sport Kite Championships
Berck-sur-mer, France

Flame
"Feelin' Good"
2006 European Cup
Fort Mahon, France

Sky Dance
1997 Intercontinental Kite Challenge
Guadeloupe

Captain Eddie's Flying Circus
1997 USA National Championship
Wildwood, USA

Top of the Line
"Battle Hymn of the Republic"
1990
Grand Haven, USA

The Flying Squad
(Quad Line Team)
"Chicken Run"
2009
Berck-sur-mer, France

Ex-Grads
(Dual Line Pair)
"I Am The Doctor"
Eurocup 2011
Cervia, Italy

AirHeads
with Tails
Weston-Super-Mare, UK

(NB. it's not the correct music in this video)

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