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    1. General Sport Kite

      For any sport kite topic that doesn't fit into one of the listed forums, you have free reign here... Challenge the panel!

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    2. Beginners

      We all started somewhere... If you have a question on to do a trick, someone here can probably fill in the blanks as there is a lot of collective experience you can draw on here.

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    3. Trick Flying

      From Jacob's Ladders to Cascades, Yo Yos to the Comete... This is the place to discuss the hows, whats and whys of modern trick flying and kites specialized for that purpose!

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    4. Quad Heads

      This is where all you Revolution and quad line nuts can exchange information and tips on the finest quad line kite designs known to man... Drop a line!

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    5. Indoor Flying

      Discuss upcoming indoor events, kites, equipment, stories, flying tips and more... What, me need wind?

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    6. Team Flying

      Any questions or discussions about team or pairs flying on this forum can usually be found here, we are lucky to have several veteran team fliers here in the KL forum.

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    7. Competition

      All discussion pertaining to sport kite competition in the USA or internationally, rules, tips & techniques, organization, or anything else related.

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    8. Adjustments and Modifications

      Got a special trick, technique or modification for your kite(s) or equipment? Share it with the other fliers here, and keep the evolution happening!

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    1. General Single Line

      Anything single line related that doesn't fit up above, put it here!

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    2. Indoor Gliders

      Discussion for single line indoor kiting.

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    3. Beginner Questions

      Have a question about kite making, tuning, or any other topic related to single lines? Post it here!

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    5. KAP - Kite Aerial Photography

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  5. Power Kiting

    1. Power Kites

      Whether they're flat, dimensional or parafoil-based, this is the place to discuss any sort of power kite flying, tuning and repair techniques.

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    2. Kite Buggy

      Setting the trend for traction kiting in the early 90s, buggying is still going strong worldwide with speed and distance records being set everyday.

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    3. Kite Surfing

      Arguably the hottest thing on the global kiting market, kite surfing blends extreme sports with wind sports to make an exciting and media-rich past time.

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    4. Kite Boarding

      Quickly becoming one of the hot facets of power kiting, kite boarding is something else... Imagine a big skateboard with knobby wheels, and you've got it!

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      Personal announcements, general kite stuff or what have you, if it doesn't easily fit into one of the main discussion topics or kite classifications, this is the place for you.

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    2. Kite Videos

      If you know where to find kite videos, let it be known! In addition to general footage, Kitelife is always looking for more sport kite competition or demo routines to add to their video database.

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    3. Kite Photographs

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    4. Kite Travel

      Tips for safe transport of kites as well as advice for dealing with any aspect of travel to and from kiting events.

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    5. Favorite Kite Fields

      Where did you fly today & what were you flying? Have an ideal spot to fly, or even a memorable one away from home? Share it with other visitors, arrange to meet, or comment on ones you see here!

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    6. Kite Plans

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    7. Kites for Sale, Swap or Trade

      Looking to off-load a new or used kite out of your personal collection? Post, name your price and someone may just be in need!

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    1. Lifestyle

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    2. Web Sites

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