Martin Lester Kites

The pictures show production versions in most cases (colours may vary), however I can do custom versions to order - a Scuba Diver in your own wetsuit, Legs and Top Half in your team colours. I endeavour to keep the more popular kites in stock and try to turn most orders round within a month.


My latest design – a total departure from soft kites – is a Hyperbolic Paraboloid, to give it its proper scientific name – all tight fabric and carbon spars.

The mathematical term for this kind of shape is ‘Hyperbolic Paraboloid’ which is a bit of a mouthful, hence the name ‘Hypar’.

A more descriptive name – which I prefer – would be to call it a Cheshire Cat, or in the case of the smaller one – Cheshire Kitten!

Produced in white as standard, other colours on request.

A couple of years ago while working on another project, I accidentally designed this kite – very similar to the Vietnamese Flute Kite or Dieu Sao. My version is similar in shape – but made of ripstop nylon and either carbon or fibreglass (depending on the size) and without the flutes.

Hypar 1 The baby of the them, with fibreglass frame.
Size: 1.00m x 0.28m
WR: force 2 – 5
Price: £25.00

Hypar 1.5 Standard version with fibreglass frame.
Size: 1.50m x 0.38m
WR: force 2 – 5
Price: £45.00

Hypar 1.5 UL Ultra light, with carbon frame, the same size as above but 40% lighter!
Size: 1.5m x 0.38m.
WR: force 1 – 4
Price: £55.00

Hypar 3 Big 3m wingspan, with carbon frame.
Size: 3.00m x 0.71m.
WR: force 1 – 5
Price: £105.00