20th Anniversary Issue! Cover Story The Tosa Dako of Japan, likely ancestor of the delta kite, article and story by Pierre Fabre. Features: A guided kite tour of India (by Tal Streeter; the buggy scene at Berrow Beach, England (by Zöe Harris and Andrew Beattie); more proof that George Lawrence used kites to lift his cameras (by Simon Baker); the bubble machine of Felix Cartagena (by Steve McKerrow). Departments: Letter from the Publisher: in our 20th year, Kite Lines is still new; Flying Around: a new section, with reports from Colombia (Mel Govig), kite-video-sailing from France (Zöe Harris), a great international fest in Ocean City, Maryland (Valerie Govig) and handicapped kitefliers in Rhode island (Claudia Messier); For the Record: Norwegian Barge Ousland crosses Antarctica with kite power; the Peter Lynn Megabyte and a promised MegaRay and an indoor record by David Mynzel in Seattle, Washington; Workshop: Ohashi’s No-bridle kites; innovations: the Poor Man’s Banner and Finger to Heaven of Kevin Francis; What’s New: Kites: the JoJo by Skyline Wings, Tango by Eolo Gayla, Nik Nak by Skyburner, El Pronto by Azure, rollers by Carlisle and Omega and fighters by La Téte, R. Kites, Mile High, AirWares and Merlin; What’s New: Books: Kites: Paper Wings Over Japan by Streeter, Skinner, Modegi and Hiroi; Les Cerfs-Volants, les connaitre, les piloter, les construire by Williams, The Creative Book of Kites by Kent, The Great Kite Book by Schmidt, Chinese Kites: their Arts and Crafts by Xiaoyu and book news; it Works for Me: a makeshift winder from Randy Shannon, a sewing hoop from Jerry Sibley and a loop tail from Barbara Felker; Empty Spaces in the Sky: Guy D. Aydlett, Bhanu Shah (in error) and Jim Glass; SkyGallery: Jon Burkhardt.
A Tosa dako rises into the sky on Shikoku island in Japan. Photograph by Pierre Fabre. (See story on page 34.)