Kites… Life.

It’s been a long time since we’ve published anything for our online magazine (March 2014 to be exact), almost exactly one and a half years has passed with many adventures and changes ...


Kite Party 12!

The 12th annual Kite Party  in Huntington Beach CA, March 8th & 9th, was kite geek heaven. What sets Kite Party apart from most events is that it is entirely ...

CVF Mega Team (Demo)

Sneak Peek – 9th World Sport Kite Championship

A Preview of the 9th World SportKite Teams Championship, Rencontre International Cerf Volant, Berck sur Mer, France WSKC 2014 12-20 April 2014 Competition days: April 15/16/17 World Sport Kite Championships ...

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How does Kite Competition Evolve?

This is a topic near to my heart, as I’ve had the opportunity ...

Working the Wind Window

Most of us have seen some of the basic diagrams and introductions ...
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Radio Equipment for Team Flying

Recently I had the pleasure of attending the first annual Rev Team ...

When it Becomes a Kite Routine

Amongst even recreational sport (stunt) kite fliers, the words “ballet” or “kite ...

Kite Flying with Intent

After six plus years of doing sport kite workshops and clinics (both ...
Rev Indoor Mods

Modding a Rev Indoor

This January marked the debut of my new indoor Rev team Flyform. ...

The Glider Craze

If you are to go to any indoor kiting event in the ...
Tip drags

Issue 81: Hydrodynamics and Kites

Where wind meets water, flying through the barrier… First, a couple of ...
New dogstake

Issue 81: Around the Bend

What is dogstaking, or “reverse flying”? A little history When I started ...

Issue 77: (where to fly kites)

A new kite fliers’ community-based resource Kite flying needs little in the ...

Issue 40: Milking the Breeze (part 2)

This follow-up article brings us back to the subject of light wind ...

Issue 39: Milking the Breeze

Now to touch on one of the most challenging aspects of kite ...

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Drachen: Beauty and Design

Here are some comments on refined beauty and design.  Take a look at the two embedded videos; one is a charming walk with Alessia Marrocu (Italy) and her kites, while the other is a visit with Ramlal Tien’s (France) Sentinels. Both videos show the beauty of these elegant kites, the impact of flying numbers of […]

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Grump Whinge Moan

While I’ve been momentarily distracted for a few years trying to figure out why single line kites (don’t) fly- and thinking about the ultimate pilot kite, the world of traction kiting has expanded a lot, but apart from de-power foils becoming ever more dominant in buggying and snow kiting, it hasn’t changed a lot. Time […]

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Fire - The dance of the dragon blazes on the mountain:
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Drachen: An Unearthed Treasure

A few months ago, I was in Santa Fe, New Mexico to participate in the fabulous Tako Kichi (Japanese kite exhibit) show at The Museum of International Folk Art. While I was there I had time to stop by and visit with Tal Streeter and his wonderful wife Romig.  Tal had a serious stroke over […]

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Freedom Flight

A New Challenge (haga clic aquí para español) Since I started to fly indoor kites, an idea was present in my mind: “Play with kites and play with skates” at the same time. In other words, “linking figure skating and indoor kite flying” for the first time in Argentina. Every sport has a tradition and […]

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3 Team and Trainers Indoor and figures skating 2013_lg4

Freedom Flight (Espanol)

Un Nuevo Desafío (click here for English) Desde que comencé a volar barriletes indoor, una idea recurrente revoloteaba en mi mente Jugar con Barriletes y jugar con Patines al mismo tiempo. Es decir “vincular por primera vez en Argentina, el vuelo indoor con el patín artístico. Cada deporte mantiene una tradición y el patinaje artístico […]

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Drachen: Werner Ahlgrim

FanØ, Denmark brings together some of the most amazing kite builders in the world when they converge, as they have done every June for the last 29 years,  at the International Kitefliers Meeting. Started as an unofficial kite festival with no sponsor, no schedule, and each attendee making their own arrangements and simply showing up […]

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Looking Up

Tilt your head back and look up, take a deep breath and then look back down. Doesn’t matter if there’s no kite in sight at the moment. Looking up feels good. The simple act of looking up is one of the things that makes kite flying so compelling. When we look up at a kite […]

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Kites… Life.

Working up toward a point, I’d like to highlight the fact this is the first article I’ve written for KiteLife since March 17th and the first “Kites… Life” article I’ve submitted since September 12th of 2012, just one month after agreeing to serve as AKA President… During the months in-between, I’ve had incomparable highs and […]

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Review: BiPlutz

This year, I spent the month of July in Singapore doing school performances for ACT 3 International. During my stay, I had the pleasure of meeting the man behind the Plutz and the Zero-G, Leong Chee Wan of Malaysia. Chee Wan had a new toy to show off when we met, aptly named the BiPlutz. […]

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Dardo Tacconi indoor inside the whale balloon

Let’s Paint Rosario Sky 2013

September 13, 14 and 15, 2013 Scalabrini Ortiz Park, Rosario Santa Fe Province – Argentina (haga clic aquí para español) Organized by “Ministerio de Cultura de la Municipalidad de Rosario – Santa Fe Province and Mundo Hobby” which are represented by persons that are very “identified” with a project. A dream which lead during 13 years, I […]

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