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Hard Winged Kites

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Kites with hard wings have symmetrically arranged bamboo frames; the rigid central frame enhances the overall rigidity of the kite, as does the directly to the frame glued paper or silk covering. The two crossed tail spars do not form a complete frame. Thus the free moveing lower seam of the triangle, formed by the crossed bamboo spars and the kite sail, will arch and form a point of attack for the wind. Yangjiabu kites are a typical example for kites with hard wings from WeiFang. The kite sail is made of paper or silk, and is coloured by woodcut and/or hand painted. Pictorial motives and kite forms are of local custom.

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Copyright 2002 ff: Hans P. Boehme and Feifei Xu