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Issue 21 (March 2001): Kitemaker Profile – Peter Schittek

Hi readers, welcome back to another issue of Kitemaker Profile. I have been aware that I have not had many kitemakers from Europe featured in my columns, so in 2001 I am going to try and feature more, starting this month. It is my pleasure to profile a kite maker from Berlin, Germany – Peter […]

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Issue 20: Kitemaker Profile – Scott Hampton 

Hi readers, welcome back to another issue of Kitemaker Profile. This month it is my pleasure to profile a kite maker from Utah, USA – Scott Hampton. I first met Scott at Fort Worden 2000 and then again last November when Scott was the guest international kite maker at Festival of the Winds held in […]

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Issue 7: ProFile – Peter De Jong

PERSONAL DETAILS : Location : Werkhoven, the Netherlands. Age : 47 Web Site : www.xs4all.nl/~pdj Occupation : Kitemaker whenever I can. Favorite Food : BB & R (try figuring that one out …) Favorite Music : The Band, Alberta Hunter and Tom Waits Favorite Magazines : Drachen Magazin Kite Book : No argument here ….. […]

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Issue 7: ProFile – Jeff Howard

PERSONAL DETAILS : Location : McAlester, Oklahoma, USA. Age : 29 Occupation : Kitemaker and flyer. Web Site: www.pksdistribution.com Favorite Food : Italian Favorite Beverage : Coffee and dark beer. Favorite Book : Into the Wild Favorite Music : Alternative and Blues Favorite Magazines : Kite Passion by far! (Ed: What about Kitelife, Jeff?) Kite Book […]

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Issue 6: Kitemaker Profile 1

Welcome back to Kitemaker Profiles for November/December! In this issue we will get an insight to two award winning kitemakers from the US. The first, Larry Mixon, is an all round kitemaker and flyer of both single line and dual line kites. The second kitemaker is Peter Betancourt, a well known dual line specialist kite […]

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Issue 6: Kitemaker Profile 2

Welcome back to Kitemaker Profiles for November/December! This issue we will get an insight into two award winning kitemakers from the US. The first, Larry Mixon, is an all round kitemaker and flyer of both single line and dual line kites. The second kitemaker is Peter Betancourt, a well known dual line specialist kite maker. […]

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Issue 5: Kitemaker Profile – Ray and Gail Wilmer

Now that Kitelife has gone bi-monthly, I will try to include profiles on more than one kitemaker in each edition. In which case, there are separate articles for each kitemaker. Last month I introduced you to Neil Taylor from Western Australia ….. I follow that up in this issue with an interview from a husband […]

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Issue 5: Kitemaker Profile 2 – Richard Gareau

Now that Kitelife has gone bi-monthly, I will try to include profiles on more than one kitemaker in each edition. In which case, there are separate articles for each kitemaker. This profile looks at Richard Gareau from Laval, Quebec in Canada. Richard has earned quite a name for himself as a fighter kite manufacturer and […]

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Issue 4: Kitemaker Profile – Neil Taylor

Here is the second in my series of articles featuring kitemakers from around the world. In the coming months, I intend to look at as wide a variety of kitemakers as possible, not wanting to concentrate only on professional makers or those already well-known, but hoping to introduce some new, different or unknown kitemakers as […]

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Issue 3: Kitemaker Profile – Dick Barnes

I will be interviewing a kitemaker each month for Kitelife, the Internet Magazine. Here is the first, with many more to follow. Hope you find it interesting. If you are a kitemaker, or know of a kitemaker, who would like to be featured here, please contact me and I will forward a list of questions […]

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