The constant praising of the old kite even while flying new(er) ones, and an opportunity of someone of us having a birthday, prompted the indomitable Janez Vizjak, founder, chief kite designer and kite maker of Dr.Agon kites, to make another Rokkaku just like the old one – and better.
And so a present came …
… and got unwrapped …
We present you – the New Blue Rokkaku!
We had to test it and surely as ever when a new kite is made, there was absolutely no wind anywhere.
But since a rokkaku of this size – 200 by 160 cm – can fly in extremely low winds we drove to Ljubljana Marshes – and waited.
We must admit we even did the big no-no … we ran with it in the hope of catching some wind higher up. Sorry.
But then a remnant of a storm came by …
…and the leaves and blades of gras started to move. Time to get the new guy in the air!
The wind got a bit stronger – say, up to 4 km/h – and the Big blue could easily handle a picavet and a camera.
The sun was going down, the test was successful, time to pull the new Rok down – only to realise one of us forgot to set the interval shooting on the camera.
Was there time to do another quick KAP session?
No. It was too dark.
But – the New Blue Rokkaku is an amazing kite … stable as hell, strong even in very low winds, easy to handle. This was its first KAP session, and definitely not the last!
Kite aerial photos shot with Nikon P330.