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Your Lucky Duck
Hunters use this realistic Mallard Drake duck kite as a decoy. The durable Tyvek construction remains intact after flying permanently, in all weather, for a year. (Tyvek is a very lightweight, water-resistant plastic that looks and feels like paper; it's commonly used in envelopes and housing insulation wrap). The Mallard Drake has a 32" (81.2 cm) wingspan and measures 24" (61 cm) from beak to tail. These kites look amazingly lifelike with their wings flapping in the breeze. If you have a high speed Internet connection, check out the manufacturer's video at the bottom of this page.
Non-US customers please note: At checkout, our software will offer you a First Class International Package rate based on this product's weight. However, bird kite tubes exceed the maximum allowable length for that rate. Please do not choose First Class International, as we cannot ship your kite outside of the US at that rate. We will have to either cancel your order or collect the additional cost for Priority Mail International.
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.
Most of our poles are thick-tip poles for maximum durability. We also offer some flex-tip poles with a thin tip for maximum flexibility. All of the flex-tips are platinum colored. Although thick-tip poles will flex somewhat, you can think of them as being rigid. A kite on a flex-tip pole can move more with the wind, making it seem more active. It will require more air space to move around in. Flex-tip poles can bend up to 180 degrees.
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. Adding a pole to your order increases the shipping charge. 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. Jackite usually ships via UPS Ground regardless of the service that you choose at checkout. 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 22" (55.9 cm) length of PVC pipe with an angle cut on one end is the most popular way to set your kite pole. Push it into soft dirt or sand and insert your pole in the open end to hold it vertically. Adding a stake to your order increases the shipping charge. You can easily make one yourself, or buy ours to save yourself the hassle. Recommended for use with 13', 16', and 20' poles.
Flat Deck Mount: Attach this to any flat vertical surface, such as a deck railing or fence post. It is not for horizontal surfaces like floors. Can also be installed on the bumper of an RV, truck, or car. For 16' and 20' poles, it's made of metal and painted white. Can be repainted.
Side Deck Mount: Like the Flat Deck Mount but designed for corners.
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. Adding a line rig to a kite purchase will not increase your shipping charge.
Windsock Arm: The Windsock Arm eliminates line wrapping around your pole, which can be a problem if your kite will fly permanently in areas with highly variable winds (you don't need this if you take your kite down after each use). It is made to fit our 13', 16', 20', 28', and 31' thick tip poles. It will not fit the 17', 22', or 27' flex tip poles. Simply force the white nylon sleeve over the tip of your pole. A bit of super glue will make a permanent bond. Clip one end of your line rig to the loop at the end of the 7" metal arm, and clip the other end to your kite.