The micro ray is the smallest in the manta ray family at only 2.2m long. Many fliers train large numbers of them together. The micro ray is designed with train flying in mind, bridled to fly slightly back from the pilot line, to stack comforably rather tnan over-fly and tangle with the pilot line. As a result, of this design decision, it does not fly without a pilot.
We usually have a selection of micro rays in stock but if you want to choose your own colours, use the Micro Ray Paintbox but note that the minimum order quantity for micro kites is 4 and the wing tips and tails should be the same colour.
Mini Patchwork ray
The mini patchwork ray uses the traditional Peter Lynn patchwork pattern. Like the Micro ray, it is designed to be flown under a pilot kite. Like the micro ray, the mini patchwork ray is designed with train flying in mind, bridled to fly slightly back from the pilot line, to stack comforably rather tnan over-fly and tangle with the pilot line. As a result, of this design decision, it does not fly without a pilot.
Mini Stinga RayNew for 2020 is the mini stinga ray. With the popular "Stinga" graphics in hot and cold options. The stinga does not require a pilot kite (but has a pilot attachment point, should you want to use one)
Mini Andreas Fischbacher RayThe mini Andreas ray is designed to be flown without a pilot (although it does have a pilot attachemnt point for a small pilot). Andreas Fischbacher has spent an inordinate amount of time on development of this kite and delivered a superb result.
The mini AF ray is only built in lightweight 30D fabric. You can design your own colour scheme but please note that the minimum order quantity is four: Mini Andreas Fischbacher Paintbox
Single Colour (SC) Midi Ray
The Single Colour (SC) ray has the simplest graphic design, which in turn helps to make it the cheapest of the midi rays. Nonetheless, there is plenty of scope for customisation. Design your own version here: SC Ray Paintbox
Midi Patchwork Ray
The patchwork ray is the original Peter Lynn ray design.
Tattoo Midi Ray
The first midi tattoo ray was built as a wedding present for Moppett and Clara Jüttemeier but TUG.COM has brought the kite into production.
Stinga Midi Ray
The Stinga is a beautiful graphical treatment of the midi ray designed by Leong Chee Wan
It is possible to design your own Stinga colour scheme:
Andreas Fischbacher (AF) Midi Ray
The Andreas Fischbacher (AF) Midi Ray is a different design of kite. The AF ray has realistic 3D Cephalic fins and highly advanced internal structure and skin sculpting. It is by far the most technical kite that we build. Note that whilst the AF ray sits comfortably at the top of a stack, it does not have the same strength of pull of the other rays.
The AF ray is available in a choice of two fabrics. The regular fabric is 40 Denier. It is also available in light weight 30 Denier fabric. each fabric has a different colour selection,so there are two colouring tools:
The "7Kg" ray is an "inbetween" size of ray, a fair bit bigger than the midi yest significantly smaller than the maxi, finding a sweet spot where it is a great workhorse for the top of a stack yet not so large as to intimidate fliers who would be scared of being overpowered by a maxi. Currently there is only the Stinga design in this size.
7Kg Stinga Ray
The "9Kg" ray is a slightly smaller version of the Maxi ray, developed to help international fliers who need the utility of a big, powerful top-of-the-stack kite but are struggling with airline baggage limits. The 9Kg ray measures 85% of the length and 85% of the span of a maxi ray, so to the casual observer, it is insistinguishable from the full size maxi. It still generates plenty of power to deliver everything we need as a workhorse for lofting stacks of maxi kites whilst making a significant impact on the excess baggage bill. It is available in two graphic designs, the Single colour ray and the Tattoo ray.
9Kg Tattoo Ray
The 9Kg Tattoo ray is physically identical to the 9Kg SC ray but with a graphic that echoes the maori heritage of it's native New Zealand.
The Maxi ray is the workhorse of the professional maxi kite flier. They can be seen the world over supporting stacks of maxi kites at international events.
Please note that in a decent breeze a 9Kg ray may be more than a single flier can retrieve single handed. Proceed with caution and anchor securely. Not for inexperienced fliers!
Single colour Maxi Ray
The Single colour Maxi ray is the cheapest Maxi Ray option and is extremely popular. The graphic options are simple but fliers take pride in developing their own attractive colour schemes: SC Ray Paintbox.
Maxi Patchwork Ray
The Maxi Patchwork ray is the original Peter Lynn ray, developed over many iterations since 1988. Design your custom ray using this spreadhsheet
Maxi Andreas Fischbacher Ray
Despite having a similar plan shape, the Andreas Fischbacher ray is completely diffent from the Peter Lynn rays. The differences run deeper than the variation in the eye shape, mouth and Cephalic fins. The through chords gives a different profile shape, the skin is sculpted - note that the wing tips curve upwards even when the kite lies inflated on the floor. When a PLK ray luffs, it slides back, while an AF ray will float and glide.
The AF ray is available in two different grades of fabric. The 40D is the regular fabric used for all PLK kites. The 30D fabric is 50% lighter. Note that the 30D fabric has a slightly different range of colours and a higher price.
The graphic treatment is spectacular. Colour your own kite here:
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The items above are not toys, they are not intended for use in play by children under 14 years of age.