Tensigrety kites

Size; variable
Materials; polyester spinnaker, wrapped carbon fibre

Tensegrity is the pattern that results when push and pull have a win-win relationship with each other. The pull is continuous and the push is discontinuous. The continuous pull is balanced by the discontinuous push producing an integrity of tension and compression.
Buckminster Fuller explained that these fundamental phenomena were not opposites, but complements that could always be found together. Tensegrity is the name for a synergy between a co-existing pairs of fundamental physical laws; of push and pull, and compression and tension, or repulsion and attraction.

Tensile architecture is a relatively new field of architecture devoted to lightweight membrane structures. Composed primarily of fabric tent-like structures, this form of architecture is well suited for sheltering large areas, such as stadiums, arenas, outdoor shelters, and airport terminals. Since the 1960s, tensile structures have been championed by designers and engineers such as Frei Otto, the duo of Nicholas Goldsmith & Todd Dalland at FTL Design & Engineering Studio, Horst Berger, and David Geiger.

Sails on tension with profiles in them are currently also by Mark Rickets in kites. The lightweight tensile shapes are the inspiration for some new  single line kite models. Experimenting with different kite models, looking for different flight qualities. Some kites are build to move and to play with, others perform as a static kite. All kites are made from Ultra Light materials and perform best in low and no wind.