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Issue 42: Freestyle World Cup

This was my first experience going across the ocean, let alone to a country where English is not the native language. Months of preparation landed me literally in Paris where I had a four hour layover.  That is when it first hit that I am in France, “the land of the cyborg kite fliers.”  As […]

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Issue 42: Cutting Edge Spring Fling

One of three annual events put on by the folks at Cutting Edge Kites, the Spring Fling marked the first outdoor Northwest Sport Kite League event of 2005, drawing fliers from all over Oregon, Washington and Canada in search of points towards both NWSKL and AKA ranking. There was an excellent turnout of fliers, considering […]

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Issue 42: Cutting Edge Spring Fling (results)

EVENT RESULTS: NIP 1st Ron Potts 62.733 2nd Jim McPherson 60.800 3rd Scott Ralston 58.300 4th Rudy Yeung 58.267 5th Todd Rudolph 51.533 Tie Breaker 6th Jennifer Brown 51.533 Tie Breaker 7th Moon Kushner 47.300 8th Doug Lommel 33.333 NIB 1st Jennifer Brown 69.667 2nd Moon Kushner 64.200 3rd Scott Ralston 55.333 4th Doug Lommel […]

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Issue 42: Kites For Wishes Festival

This was Guam’s very first Kite Festival. David Gomberg and I were very lucky to have been invited to perform at this event to help make their first kite festival a huge success, which it indeed was. It was so well organized that everything went like clockwork. The winds all week were in the 20mph […]

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Issue 42: North American Buggy Expo

Our friend Steve Irby is in the ‘A’ line with us as we board our non-stop Southwest flight to Las Vegas on Saturday, March 26th. My wife Katy and I are ready to enjoy a week of adventure in the Mohave, Spring Break buggy style. We blast out of Austin, pushing through a storm front […]

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Issue 42: Lincoln City Indoor Festival

As one of three annual kite events put on by Sandy Pfaff and Ron Sears of the Visitor and Convention Bureau, this festival always features some of the premier indoor fliers in the world and excellent crowds. With the World Sport Kite Championships coming to Lincoln City in late June, even greater steps have been […]

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Issue 42: Kite Buggy in Buenos Aires

During the last weekend in April, April 30th through May 1st, the Alto Vuelo Kite Factory called a Kite Buggy group meeting at an Integral Nature Reserve Punta Rasa. A bunch of friends from “BATOCO”, the “Alto Vuelo Club” and “Kite Sur” all traveled 300 kilometers to enjoy the meeting. All of them wanted to […]

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Issue 42: NWSKL Annual Meeting

John Barresi and I had high expectation as we headed out to attend the Northwest Sport Kite League’s Annual Meeting. After an easy drive, we checked in with Chris Casal at Cutting Edge Kite Shop and then went on to “Casa Casal” to say “Hi” to Vicki and Amber Casal. I’ve found its always good […]

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Issue 42: Condon Kite Festival

Located in Eastern Oregon, the Condon Chamber of Commerce wanted to organize their very first kite festival in an effort to bring more family activities and arts to their area… Gathering suggestions and input from Alan Cunningham in nearby Arlington (home of Up The River Indoor Festival), Chamber president Darla Seales and her daughter Erin […]

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Issue 42: Review of Sea Devil by Lam Hoac

Specifications Manufacturer: Sky Sport Design Models: Sea Devil (Deluxe Light) Wingspan: 90½”/230 cm Height: 36″/91.44 cm Type of kite: Competition Level Materials: Polyester sails, Skyshark wrapped frame, with a mixture of APA and Jaco fittings. Source for test kite: Manufacturer Available from these fine retailers: The Kite Shoppe Quality of Construction Where to start?  Lam […]

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