Kite - Jones Rokkaku 8

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Inventor: unknown Japanese 
Designer: Mike Jones
Skill level: Experienced
Optimum Wind: Force 2


The Rokkaku or 'Rok' for short is a design of 'ancient' Japanese origin. Nobody knows exactly how old the design is, but it is at least hundreds of years old. It is very efficient and is a favorite for lifting payloads reliably. It is preferred for KAP because it does not require a tail for stability, has an angle of attack or AoA that is simple to adjust, does not collapse and sink in lulls as soft kites do, and is easy to set-up.  

Our Rokkakus have been used for KAP to successfully shoot archeological surveys, Myan pyramids and ruins, breaching whales, other flying kites, pool parties, beach parties, lighthouses, sports events and more. 

8' Rok flies in the lightest winds of all of our rokkakus. While it's wind range is narrower than our other Roks, the conditions to fly it in can sometimes be far more common and persistent in some areas than our wider ranged smaller Roks depending on time of year. The 8' likes to fly best on those pleasant, worry free days with a steady light breeze.


Photo Credits: C. Lovejoy