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Learning About Laundry

Some time back, I published an overview of Line Laundry. You can see the details here. But in this report, I’m going to try and be a bit more technical. I’m asked from time to time about line laundry. How much can you fly? What works best? What looks best?? And the answer is always […]

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Dave’s World: Inaugural Event in Kenya

In August, Susie and I were honored to join the first Kenya International Kite Festival as both performers and advisors. This was the first effort to organize a large scale kiting event north of Johannesburg and the potential was enormous. I’ve often said that every part of the planet has their own indigenous kite traditions. […]

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The podium at WSKC

World Sport Kite Championships (WSKC 2012)

I arrived a day behind everyone else in France. My flight out of Portland boarded smoothly. We taxied out to runway, turned into the wind and the pilot hit the gas. But halfway down the runway, as the nose started to leave the ground, he hit the brakes hard. Red warning light!! Twenty years of […]

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Dave’s World: Thailand – Better Late than Never

Blame it on Peter Lynn. And while we are at it, we can blame a piece of it on Ben Dantonio as well. Because the curious fact is that the further travel, the more distant or exotic the destination, the more similar and familiar things start to appear. What you get are Pilot kites lofting […]

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Happy Endings with State Parks

I’ve used several of these pages to keep you informed about developments in the Oregon Parks Administrative Rules which could affect kite flying on our beaches. I think this stuff is important for those who fly here, have fiends who fly here, or who fly other places where such regulation could spread. See Update from […]

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Behind Closed Doors at KTA

The Gomberg Team has just returned from the Kite Trade Association Convention in Las Vegas. KTA is an unusual gathering. To begin with, it is a closed show. The public, or kite fliers for that matter, are not invited or allowed to attend. And that is as it should be. The purpose of the program […]

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Issue 81: Dave’s World – State Law

Some days it feels like I spend all my time fighting fires when what I really want to do is make and share kites, and relax occasionally with my wife. Fact is that I haven’t touched a kite all week. So though it may be a bit boring, I thought I woulkd share with you […]

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Issue 81: Dave’s World – Cape Town

People often ask if this is our first trip to Cape Town. They seem surprised when we say “no”. But then we tell them we are part of the international kite festival here. And it surprises us how many people in this large, cosmopolitan city know what we’re talking about. “Cape Town” is now 17 […]

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Issue 80: Dave’s World: Berkeley Kite Festival

Everyone Flies in Berkeley! Berkeley was great this year. Might have been the best Berkeley in years. Up on the hill, stings of larger lifters and laundry filled the sky. The learn-to-fly fields were backed up with new students. And the sport kite competitions and demos kept up a steady stream of activity on the […]

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Issue 80: Dave’s World: Dieppe Kite Festival

Muddy, Smelly, Itchy, Windless, and Tons of Fun! Rant of the week: All the advice I offer in my Travel Tips can be ignored if you are flying on Continental. I’ve flown close to two million miles on Star Alliance carriers and have never had a long bag refused or charged. But the woman at […]

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