1、Hard-winged
The kites equip a symmetrical pair of wings. On both edges of the top and bottom of the wings, there are bones tied together, which enable the kites to fly stably under the strong wind.

Two Saints, China (Hard-winged)


Flower Fairy, China (Hard-winged)



2.Soft-winged
The kites equip a symmetrical pair of wings. On the top edge of them tie with bones which make kites fly beautifully but weakly under the strong wind.

The Eagle, Beijing, China (Soft-winged)


The Pterodactyl, Beijing, China
(Soft-winged)



3.Board
In order to keep the kites flying stably, people usually design the kites with tails under the kites or use much more long stripes to hold the kites.

Bao Qin Tian, Taiwan (Board)


The Panda, America (Board)



4.3D
In order to let the air go through the kite from the holes of the kites, people use the identity, geometric or bar-shaped.

3D works are usually hanged in the air for exhibition.


Palace Lantern (3D)



5.Series

It can fly stably, but there is another type called single-sided which can only flies with others.


Hundreds of Kids, Shandong (China) (Series)



6.Molluscs
It is boneless and designed in bag-shaped which can be instilled with the wind and make them swelled. When they swell, the face will be the nose to the wind for flying.


The Shark, America (Molluscs)




7.Multi-line Steerable
It uses more than two lines to control the direction and courses of the kite.


Double-lined Stunt Kite, Taiwan (Sport Kite)



8.Mix
This kind of kites uses more than two of the ways we mentioned before to design the kites.

The Elephant, America (Mix)


The Cicada (Mix)



In sum, there are eight kinds of ways to make kites. Moreover, there are two categories of the kites based on different functions, one is general kites and the other is fighter kites.

*--Fighter Kites

They are used for fighting. The basic combat was to maneuver the swift kite in such a way as to cut the opponent's flying line. The very one survived in the sky will be the winner.


Taigi, Korea (Fighter Kite)


The Shield, India (Fighter Kite)




Environmentally friendly, Taiwan
(Fighter Kite)