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Issue 68: REVisions – WSIKF

You see, we had this devious little plan. We’d sneak over to Long Beach a day earlier than the official start, and then we’d have the beach to ourselves! In fact, I’d left on Saturday specifically so we could get there at a nice time Sunday afternoon, after a stop at Chez Barresi to conspire […]

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Issue 68: Featured Store – The Kite Shoppe

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. The Kite Shoppe The Kite Shoppe PO Box 820334 Vancouver, WA 98682 USA 360-695-9646 or 1-866-ROKKAKU Floor space: At this point, we […]

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Issue 68: Empty Spaces – Francis Rogallo

In the weeks since Francis Rogallo died at the age of 97 (12 January 1912 ~ 1 September 2009), I’ve been pondering the incredibly massive, and profound impact he had on the international kite world.  I’m not sure his remarkable contributions have been, or ever will be, fully realized or appreciated for the immense impact […]

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Issue 68: Empty Spaces – Bill Lockhart

A Tribute to a Dear Friend and Kitemaker. . . Most of you probably didn’t know that bill had a soft spot for Las Vegas. Once or twice a year (at least), he would run away from responsibilities in Lubbock, take Betty Street in tow, and spend a couple of days in Vegas. Not the […]

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Issue 68: Washington State Intl Kite Festival (WSIKF)

The Washington State International Kite Festival (WSIKF) – An absolutely GREAT one this year… WSKIF!!! What can I say? On the West Coast – this is THE BIG ONE! And if you missed this year’s WSIKF, you really missed something special… Last year, we were pretty much completely rained out, with Saturday being the only […]

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Issue 68: 13º Festival de Verano (Espanol)

– Click here to read this report in English – Me gustaría comenzar este artículo con un Quechevere!… Esta expresión surge única y espontáneamente cuando la pasas de maravilla, cuando todos dieron lo mejor de si, cuando todos pusieron el alma para divertir y divertirse, cuando la pasión por este deporte se hace carne en […]

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Issue 68: 13º Festival de Verano (English)

– Haga clic aquí para leer este informe en Inglés – I would like to start this article saying:  Quechevere! This expression comes spontaneously when: you live wonderful moments, all gave the best of their self, all gave their soul to fun and fun themselves, when the passion that useful for this sport get inside […]

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Issue 68: Let’s Paint Rosario’s Sky Festival

Hi everybody…I wrote some articles about this Festival and I would like to remind you where Rosario – Santa Fe Province is. Rosario City is located 300 kilometers from DC to the North and it was built beside the “Paraná River”. Without a doubt this is the most important City in “Santa Fe” Province and […]

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Issue 68: Frank Mots Kite Festival

Sometimes, you can go to a festival one year but unfortunately have to miss the next years version. In the case of the first time I wrote about going to the Frank Mots Kite Festival in 2007, I had a fantastic time in Milwaukee, however the demands of working a full time job meant that […]

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Issue 68: Whidbey Island Kite Festival

Sometimes, you become a regular visitor to a festival and then sometimes, the universe conspires to send you elsewhere. Such has been the case for the Whidbey Island Kite Festival. It was the first kite festival I ever attended, back in 1997 and over the years, it’s one I have gone to quite regularly. It’s […]

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