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Issue 59: Featured Store: High Mountain Kites

Each month we’ll be featuring one of the fine retailers who have been so supportive of Kitelife and other areas of the kiting community…The retailers you’ll find here are established, proven vendors. High Mountain Kites Floor space We are a home-based business. We sell out of our home as well as online. We also […]

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Issue 59: Festival Layang-Layang

Once upon a time there was a fast growing industrial town in Malaysia called Pasir Gudang. This was a very successful area of Malaysia with many growing industries, factories, and a vibrant multi-cultural work force. There was one final ingredient that was required to make this city of over 200,000 complete. That element was community […]

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Issue 59: SPI Kite Festival

Last year, when John Barresi and I came back from South Padre Island, we vowed to Bill and Susie Doan, the main organizers behind this festival, that’d we’d happily come back next year and bring a full sized team back with us. I’m obviously very pleased to say that we did indeed go back, and […]

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Issue 59: Windless Kite Festival

Yeah – Kite-fests come in all shapes, sizes, and flavors…  From the “biggies” like the Asian Weifang fest in China and Gujarat in Ahmedabad India, or Chervia on the Adriatic coast or Berck Sur Mer in France, and let’s don’t forget about our own week-long Washington State International Kite Festival (WSIKF) right here in the […]

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Issue 59: Up The River Indoor

Yep, it’s another Indoor Festival.  Seems like that’s about all a kiteflier gets to do during Pacific Northwest winters – well, at least as far as “organized” flying goes, anyway. This time, it’s about 130 miles straight up the famous Columbia River Gorge, headed for the small berg of Arlington, Oregon.  What’s there?  Well, not […]

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Issue 59: Kite Party 6

6 years ago, a few members from Gone With the Wind’s  forum decided to get together at Huntington Beach for a Kite Party. 6 years later, the event continues to grow and it’s become the first “major” outdoor event on the West Coast for a new year. Put on by Dave Schenkman (and a bunch […]

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Issue 59: Uttarayan Festival

PREFACE: even this chronicle is trying to be a specific one focused on a kite festival, it is impossible for me to abstract away my relate from all the beauty of India and the feelings that touched me deeply with its people, history, monuments, temples, religions, culture and power I could know in this trip. […]

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Issue 59: West Coast Rev Clinic

(Editors Note : We took a different approach with this article. As both John and I were involved in giving the Clinic, we asked one of the participants to write this piece in order to give you the student’s perspective of how their weekend went. We hope you enjoy it!) Aurora and I have been […]

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Issue 59: Fort Worden Kitemakers Conference

When I heard my name announced at the banquet at the Washington International Kite Festival, I figured I had won a kite. It was hardly that.   It was a scholarship to the 2008 Fort Worden Kite Makers Retreat.  I was a bit overwhelmed to be honest. First off what an honor to be able to […]

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Issue 59: Owls and Dragons

On Tuesday 25th March 2008, eighty freshman students at Temple University’s Engineering College took over the Temple Owls soccer fields and baseball diamonds to form 20 teams of 4 kite designers each. Four members of the South Jersey Kite Flyers were on hand to judge the endurance portion of all 20 team kites. This kite […]

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