Tell Him To Go Fly A Kite (With An Octopus)

You know that moment when you’re talking with someone, and they tick you off? You might tell them to take a hike or go fly a kite. But, if you said the second option, you’d be wishing them a lot of fun if they got a giant octopus kite of their own!

Oh, you don’t know about this trend yet? An octopus kite made headlines earlier this month when it fluttered over Marina Barrage in Singapore, tentacles and all. The video of the massive kite, made by custom kite designer Erich Chew, got over 15 million views on Facebook alone. You can watch the kite in action in the video below.

Now everyone wants a giant octopus kite! The bigger, the better too. Heck, who wouldn’t want something that looks like a monster flying through the air? It’s ominous looking and cool.

Giant Octopus Kite in Motion

The parafoil octopuses come in almost any shade imaginable, and some are even rainbow colored. As for the size (insert drumroll please), this type of kite typically ranges from 5 meters to 25 meters long, depending how much of a daredevil you want to be.

Wowzers, that’s some big tentacles arms. These kites have amazing details and designs, looking lifelike as they float through the sky while you control them via handle and string.

The outdoor flying toy is not just for the kids either. Take one out on a windy day on your own or with the wife (she can’t complain you never take her anywhere anymore), and if the kids behave they can come along on your flying adventures too. When you’re not flying the giant octopus kite, just fold it up and store it in the man cave. A lot of them even come with a kite bag for easy storage.

Now that we’ve seen the kite in Singapore, we want one of our own too! But, first, we better get our second wind and publish this post…

[Post image via Erich Chew]