I’ve never really been one for accessorizing. As a budget-minded flier, I’m in it for the kite! Anything else is icing on the cake… or at least that was my attitude in the beginning.
I quickly learned the impact of a good quality tail after purchasing a custom filmstrip from Gomberg Kites. I did my best to snap up couple of kites and streamers before David shutdown his business, but I should have grabbed more tails! …Uh, uh-um. Anyway…
Gomberg’s light weight taffeta banner tails measuring 10ft X 100ft, 8ft X 75ft and 5ft X 50ft are not so easy to come by these days. A handful of stores sell banner tails through AliExpress – Kaixuan Kite, Weifanglanyun, and BLIN TOY – to name a few. Fun With Wind appears to be the only domestic resource remaining. I’ve had some good experiences ordering a few custom tails from New Sky Kites. They are heavier polyester and perform well.
If you’re aware of any other vendors/suppliers who use light weight taffeta, or any other materials for that matter, please include their information and links in the comment section below.