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Issue 67: REVisions – Gearing Up for WSIKF

As George Gershwin once said…  “Summertime, And the livin’ is easy”. As a Monkey always says, “Is it time for WSIKF yet?” I remember the first time I went to WSIKF quite clearly. I didn’t know very many people at that point, but, I was warmly welcomed into a bunch of flyers regardless, and I […]

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Issue 67: No Wind, Low Wind Flying

Somewhere there is a mythical world where the breeze. are always a constant, perfect 10-12 mile. per hour. There are neither gusts nor lull.. No obstructions litter the field . Somewhere. . . but it sure isn’t here! It’s happened to all of us at least once. Sooner or later we find ourselves standing at […]

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Issue 67: Featured Store – Gomberg 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. Gomberg Kite Productions Intl. We are Gomberg Kite Productions International (GKPI) from Neotsu Oregon. Look for us on any global map where the […]

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Issue 67: Southern Oregon Kite Festival

Yeah, it seems strange… I’ve been doing Kite Festivals for Kitelife for a fair number of years now, and for some reason or other, I’ve never made it to “The Show.” Oh, John Barresi would come back – raving about how wonderful it all was, and telling me I aught to go, but when the […]

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Issue 67: Berkeley Kite Festival

Held during the last weekend of July every year at Cesar E. Chavez Park in Berkeley, California… This event simply gets bigger and better every year. This was the 24th iteration of the festival, it’s well established as one of the finest west coast events and manages to encompass nearly every facet of the kite […]

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Issue 67: Lincoln City Summer Festival

Yep. We’re on the road again… but this one’s almost a “local” – just a hop-skip-and-a-jump down the road for distance, and it kinda feels like “Home” because we’ve been down there so much. The nice folks at the Lincoln City Visitors and Conventions Bureau (LCVCB) do such a bang-up job that we’re down there […]

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Issue 67: Pacrim Kite Festival

I’ve been to many festivals over the last few years, traveling with iQuad. All over the world, by plane, train and automobile. So, when the opportunity arises to go to a festival in my own backyard, call me excited. Actually, to be fair, it’s probably the festival I have gone to the most over the […]

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Issue 67: Newport Kite Festival

Newport Kite Festival was revived after a couple years off.  Previously ran by Sue Moskowitz and Steve Santos of High Flyers Flight Co,  this year’s “show” vision was successfully done by Scott Weider and Ron Kitt of Kitt Kites.  Kites flew high and proud all weekend as the weather was perfect!  The main demo field […]

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Issue 67: Ocean Shores Intl Kite Challenge

Oddly for a person who was used to doing a festival every few months in Ocean Shores, when I was competing on a regular basis, it had been quite some time since I’d been back. Of course, this is no slight on the town, I’ve simply been away a lot. It had been nearly a […]

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Issue 67: Parksville Kite Festival

Sometimes, we manage to miss out on fun events that are quite literally in our own backyard. I know for myself this is certainly  the case with the Parksville Kite Festival. It’s been running for a good number of years now, organized by John and Marzlee Freeman, just a short hop across the water on […]

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