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Issue 39: Tangents w/out the Trivia

Several months ago Peter Lynn, the world renown kite flier, and kite builder flew his latest entry for the title of the Worlds Largest Kite. Peter flew a kite representing the Kuwait Flag. 900 sq. m/ 9687 sq. ft. at the Portsmouth International Kite Festival in England. This huge kite wasn’t Peter’s first attack in […]

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Issue 39: Judging the Judges

Why should we judge the Judges? Competition is done, scores are posted, who cares? The first time I heard this question was after my first “attempt” as a shadow judge at an international competition in Le Touquet, France in 1991. I wasn’t sure judging would ever be something for me, and I wanted to know […]

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Issue 39: Flying High, Down Under!

November 10, 2004 My name is Bob Moore, I live in Sydney, Australia and have been flying kites intermittently for over 40 years. In the last four years I have had the more time and money to pursue my hobby which is high altitude kite flying.I am planning an attempt on the world altitude record […]

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Issue 39: World Kite Museum

What’s happening at The World Kite Museum (WKM)? Well… Actually, a fair amount! Way back in Kitelife issue # 31 (July/August 2003), we made a somewhat impassioned plea for YOU to help support the WKM in their efforts to expand their facility. The WKM has agreed to purchase the old Long Beach Fitness Center building […]

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Deb Park during one of the incredible indoor shows.

Issue 39: AKA Grand Nationals

If there is one event that I try and make a point of always attending, it is the AKA Grand Nationals (AKAGN) and annual convention, probably the largest representation of competitors, kite makers, and all around fliers of any single event in the United States… This year was no exception with nearly 500 registered attendees, […]

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Issue 39: Taipei International Kite Festival

The trip to Taipei, Taiwan for the 2004 Taipei International Kite Festival was my fourth trip to Asia this year. This trip’s flight was like the other trips this year, in that they were all long, and with many connecting flights. I started my journey on Monday September 27th, driving two hours to Oklahoma City, […]

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Issue 39: Festival International De L’Air

The Theme for this year’s festival in Base Nature, Frejus France was the country of Portugal . There were 380 invited guests from 18 counties from all over Europe plus flyers from Canada , USA , Singapore , Brazil , and Cuba . This is also Europe ’s last kite festival for 2004. I arrived […]

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Issue 39: Whidbey Island Kite Festival

Well, here we go again… Charly and I are off to another Kite Festival – to fly a bit, watch the comps, and mostly to just go hang out with kite-folks. Believe me – it doesn’t GET any better than this… This one’s a little different though… The Whidbey Island Sport Kite Championships occurs on […]

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Issue 39: Whidbey Island Kite Festival (results)

Open Individual Indoor Unlimited Jerry Cannon Ray Underwood Egan Davis Scott Davis Tristan Underwood Wayne Turner Novice Individual Precision Ronald Potts Rudy Yeung Jennifer Brown Tristan Underwood Doug Lommel Stian Josok Novice Individual Ballet Tristan Underwood Jennifer Brown Rudy Yeung Experienced Individual Precision Ray Underwood Andrew Cimburek Brian Davis Gordon Fry James Thompson Jeremy Perceval […]

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Issue 39: Carolina Kite Festival

The 17th Carolina Kite Fest was held October 23rd and 24th, 2004 at A Place at the Beach in Atlantic Beach, NC. The event was hosted by Kites Unlimited with Master of Ceremonies Don Dixon of Kites Unlimited. The MC activities were shared by David Gomberg at times to give Don a break. Don gears […]

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