How we select the kites we carry
We attend the annual Kite Trade Show to see new products first hand. Then, we review manufacturers' product literature and touch base with smaller suppliers, requesting hundreds of samples. We carefully evaluate each item, flying every single kite in our "if it flies here, it will fly anywhere" conditions. Stunt kites are tested by multiple fliers, usually on more than one occasion to establish our subjective but unbiased comparison charts. Most of the images you see on our website and in our print catalog are photographed by George Emmons, the owner of Into The Wind, who is actively involved in selecting the products that make the grade. Once kites pass the flying test, we determine whether they meet our quality, availability and value standards. Items that make the cut are guaranteed to fly and not just the first time but every time they take to the sky.