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When a Dove Cries
250 Dove of Peace bird kites set the tone for Pope Benedict XVI's April 2008 mass in Yankee Stadium. Remember Prince's halftime performance at the 2006 Super Bowl? You saw these dove kites swooping around the stage. How about the opening ceremonies at the 1996 summer Olympics? The dove bird kite was there, too. Click here to see a short video of that event.
Many churches and theaters use the Dove of Peace kite in services and productions. They're also very popular with marching bands. You can use your Dove indoors if your sanctuary or hall has sufficiently high ceilings; if the dove is too large for your auditorium, Create-a-Bird is a popular substitute (see related products below). You can buy our rugged fiberglass pole (see below for details), or use a fishing pole or wooden dowel that's at least four or five feet long (longer is better, subject to your height restriction), attach your kite to your pole with fishing line (or use our Line Rig, see below), and wave the kite around in a figure 8 pattern at a steady speed.
The Dove of Peace has a 42" wingspan. High quality gold and silver inks resist fading. All of our bird kites are made of tough, lightweight, weather-resistant Tyvek.
They look amazing with their wings flapping in the breeze. If you have a high speed Internet connection, you don't have to take our word for it; check out the manufacturer's video. (It's a very big movie; give it plenty of time to load).
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About the Add-Ons
Poles: Jackite constantly sells out and replenishes specific poles. They won't always have all of the colors and sizes shown in our dropdown options. If the pole that you choose is unavailable, we will substitute the closest size and color that they have.
The 16' (4.87 m) or 17' (5.18 m) poles are recommended for standard-sized kites, although some customers prefer the 20' (6.09 m) length. And those who believe that higher is always better can go with the 28' (8.53 m) pole. The fiberglass poles telescope like an antenna from a collapsed length of just 46" (1.17 m). Extend the sections and twist to lock (to make your pole shorter, just don't extend all of the sections). These differ from telescoping fishing rods by having a reinforced butt end to prevent splitting, thicker walls for less breakage, and a thicker tip.
We only sell poles as add-ons with kite purchases, not as a standalone product. Orders that include poles require special packaging and will ship factory-direct rather than from Curio City's warehouse, so it might take us an extra day or two to fulfill your order. They usually ship via UPS Ground regardless of the shipping method that you choose at checkout (this is also true of bulk orders that ship factory-direct), so you might as well choose the cheapest method. Jackite guarantees all poles for 90 days and sells replacement sections for a modest fee plus shipping if your pole breaks after that.
Ground Stake: This is simply a 22" (55.9 cm) length of PVC pipe with an angle cut on one end. Push it into soft dirt or sand and insert your pole in the open end to hold it vertically. This stake is not designed for poles taller than 20'.
Glue: You only need glue for Unassembled bird kites. If you tick the box above, we will slip a vial of waterproof white glue into your kite's shipping tube. The vial contains ample glue for one kite. Of course, you can use your own glue instead of buying ours. ("Waterproof" means that your kite can withstand periodic rain storms, but any glue will eventually start to dissolve if subjected to frequent, repeated soakings.)
Line Rig: You don't need a line rig to fly your kite, but it's the quickest and easiest way to attach one like a windsock to a fixed pole. The Line Rig can be used with any bird kite, although it was specifically designed for use with Osprey, Loon, Happy Gull, Dove, Eagle, or Goose bird kites. You get 7' (2.13 m) of strong, lightweight line with large swivels on each end. Snap one end onto your bird kite, snap the other end to the top of your pole, and you're ready to fly with minimal wrapping. Recommended for poles at least 13' (4 m) high.
Remember to choose Unassembled or Assembled.