There are always questions going around on how to care for your kite. Whilst caring for your kite involves very little maintenance, following a few simple guidelines will increase the longevity of your kite.

1. Sand. The number one enemy. Before packing down your kite, be sure to wipe off all the sand from your kite. Sand causes abrasive wear on kite materials and can result in worn through kite cloth.

2. Don’t pack down a wet kite. Washing your kite isn’t really that necessary – but if you do decide to wash your kite every now and then make sure your kite dries properly before packing it down. Packing down a wet kite can cause mildew and smelly odors, and in some cases even cause the colors to run.

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