Cavalier du Ciel "Shiva"
Updated January 26, 2007
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The Shiva Competition is made by Cavalier du Ciel. My kite is the standard version, designed for medium winds. However, I
was surprised to find that it could fly well in a very light breeze, as well as in moderate winds. If you are looking for
a single stunt kite that will keep you flying in very little wind, this is the one I recommend. Also, Cavalier du Ciel builds
an ultralight and a vented version. Also, it has been used as a professional team kite.
Dimensions, Specs & Cost
The Shiva Competition is 7' 4" wide, weights 9.2 oz., and is rated for 2-19 mph. I would say it is more like 3-12
mph, based on how much wind it takes to keep it in the air without any extraneous effort and what I think
it can take in high wind. I purchased my Shiva Competition from The Kite Shoppe for $216.00.
The Shiva Competition responds well and moves with clean precision. For me,
that same sail that grabs those light breezes, takes on a bit too much at higher wind speeds, so I prefer flying it in low to moderate