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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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Issue 76: KTAI Trade Show 2011

21st annual – Las Vegas, NV I always look forward to this event… It’s not what you’d call a “kiteflier’s event”, but if you’re in the business and keen on learning about the industry as well as the community, it’s a very cool place to come and see what’s new from the various manufacturers, touch […]

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Issue 70: Kite Trade Association Intl Trade Show

Arriving early in the morning on Monday, Takako and I took the opportunity to explore some of Las Vegas before meeting up with Ben D’Antonio, Joe and Dave Hadzicki later in the evening for our drive to the site of the 2010 KTAI trade show in Primm, about 40 minutes west of Las Vegas. Day 1 […]

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Issue 64: KTAI Trade Show

Attending my fourth trade show in as many years, this is always one of my personal favorites to attend and a high priority for the Kitelife travel schedule. In my experience, the trade show provides completely different look at the industry and kiting community, compared to simply seeing the “front end” at festivals, fun flies, competitions, […]

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Issue 58: Goin’ Across the River to KTAI

Somehow, this just doesn’t feel right…  I mean, this IS a “kiting” event, right? And for me that normally means one or two days of packing and a day on the road, then the combined delight of staying somewhere “temporary” and the event itself, all followed by the return trip and the unpack and doing […]

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2007 KTAI Trade Show in Albuquerque NM – Day 4

Good evening folks… Although the main portion of trade show came to a close last night with the awards banquet, a full day of product demonstrations was scheduled for those who wished to stay and try out some of the kites on display at this years trade show. People gathered on the Fiesta Balloon field […]

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2007 KTAI Trade Show in Albuquerque NM – Day 3

Oh man, this morning was a tough one but after a little oatmeal and a lot of coffee, I started to get the cobwebs shaken loose, and just in time. At 8am, I joined David Gomberg to give a seminar for KTAI members, educating them about running a web business… Why a site is useful, […]

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2007 KTAI Trade Show in Albuquerque NM – Day 2

Wow, what a full day! I’ll tell you, this may be one of the smallest trade shows I’ve seen in my last three years of attending (18 exhibitors and 30-something retailers), but the general mood on the show room floor today was also one of the best I’ve seen in the last two years… Those […]

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2007 KTAI Trade Show in Albuquerque NM – Day 1

Welcome to another year at KTAI… The other side of the kite world, where retailers and manufacturers meet up to share ideas, make deals and release new products for the first time. I flew into Albuquerque by way of Denver, arriving around noon on Wednesday via United… Coming down the escalator to pick up my […]

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Issue 46: Dave’s World: KTAI

We’re traveling home today from sunny Florida where we’ve spent the past week at the Kite Trade Association convention and trade show. Sorry to be updating you a bit late in the week. Early projections suggested that participation would be lower at the show this year. And as it turns out, we did indeed have […]

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