Chris MaxaChris Maxa is the General Manager of The Kite Loft, Inc. located in Ocean City, Maryland. Chris has over 15 years of kite flying experience both privately and professionally. He has instructed and consulted thousands of people on kiting from small children to senior citizens. In addition, Chris has given hundreds of personal, hands-on flying lessons to aspiring kite flyers. Chris has played an interregnal role in helping The Kite Loft grow and maintain it’s status as the world’s largest retailer of kites. He has learned his craft from two of the kite industry’s pioneers and most respected figures, Bill Osche and Jay Knerr, both of whom have been voted “Kite Person of the Year.” Chris has attended multiple national kite conventions and trade shows. He has participated in numerous kite festivals as both a participant and as a vendor. Chris trains and coaches a team that displays the largest daily kite air-show on the East Coast, for millions of summer tourists each year. Chris is an avid kite flyer who enjoys flying recreationally in his free time. He has flown, and mastered, just about every kind of kite imaginable. In 2002, Chris graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of Maryland Eastern Shore with a degree in Business Administration. He currently lives in Berlin, MD with his wife Kristie and daughter Marlow.
Chris Maxa: Hi! I am Chris Maxa with the Kite Loft. Today, we are going to learn how to fly a stunt kite. In this segment, we are going to determine which stuntkite is right for you. We need to decide which stunt kite it is, that you want and you are ready to go fly. There are main factors involved in picking out a stunt kite. They all have a very similar construction but there are new many ones as which will determine, which ones best for your specific needs. Speed, strength, pull, materials, components and any other factor may be determined in picking the right stunt kite for you. You want to figure out what your skill level is, your experience, what your expectations of flying are, when choosing the right sport kite. Almost all sport kites come with everything you need, so choosing the right materials is as simple as picking right kite. When you decide which kite it is that you would like, factoring where you are going to be flying, Whos going to be flying the kite and most of all you want it look cool, I mean you do have to look at your kite, an all full lot, when you are flying it. I have chosen this particular model to fly, its a great looking kite very -- somewhat large, a larger fellow and I think this would go well, and it suits my style. First of all, I like the way it looks. So, once you determine which stuntkite is right for you, we are going to figure out where to go to fly. We do that next.