From classic boxes to spinning, tumbling sky sculpture, here's over a dozen ways to break out of the ordinary kite box. Some of the most impressive kites in flight, today’s Box kites have come a long way from the man-lifting kites of the turn of the century although they’re still noted for developing a fair amount of lift. Whether simple or spectacular, these high performance designs are the stable, high-angle fliers that kitefliers have always loved. Steady fliers in steady winds, Box kites shift with the wind and can be active, and even erratic, fliers in gusty winds. Most of the altitude records for kite flying are held by large Box kites. When not high in the sky, faceted Box kites are remarkable as room decorations and interior design accessories providing a convenient “storage” method for these attractive fliers.