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Issue 71: Buggy Newz – PKA Icicles Buggy Weekend

Westwood Ho! Beach, North Devon, UK. 30-31st January 2010 Saturday events: –  1 Hr enduro race and three 3 lap races. Sunday events: – 3 or 4 Hr enduro race depending on weather and tides. I no longer race in the ParaKart Association’s National race series but I do like to take part in the […]

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Issue 71: Rokkaku Workshop

Okay, we’re on our way again. This time, it’s Theresa Norelius and I – on our way to a Build-A-Kite Workshop at the World Kite Museum in Long Beach, Washington on that mid-February three-day weekend, “President’s Day Weekend.” And so, a couple of hours on Friday afternoon saw us headed over to Long Beach and […]

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Issue 71: Origin of the word “KITE”

Numismaster.com posted an article recently about the origin of the word ‘kite’. The beginning of the article is below. The article in its entirety is at: http://www.numismaster.com/ta/numis/Article.jsp?ad=article&ArticleId=9603 Bird Inspiration for Invention of Paper Kite By Dennis Rainey, World Coin News March 01, 2010 “If I asked 10 people at random the question, “What is a […]

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Issue 71: Kite Plan – Crowell Cross Deck

I am not sure how everyone else builds kites, but I will assume that anyone wanting to build this kite will know how to sew and will have some familiarity with the materials used. TOOLS Hot knife Sewing machine Poster board 1/8”-diameter fiberglass rod, about 4’ long ( for pattern making) Cyanoacrylate (“super”) glue Stick […]

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Issue 71: Kite Plan – Stacked Deltas

Whether the Marconi-rigged kite actually gets added performance from its overlapping jib and Venturi slot is questionable. However, there is no denying that it is a spectacular looking creation. This is especially true of the Four-Masted Schooner by Arthr Kurle*. It can also be said that the construction is rather complicated. One might hesitate to […]

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Issue 71: Featured Store – Kites R Us

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. KitesRus.com 1482 River Road New Hope, PA 18938 Phone: 1-866-548-WIND http://www.kitesrus.com In the beginning, we had a physical location in Flemington, NJ in […]

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Issue 71: Kite Party 8

Roughly 8 years ago, a bunch of people from the Gone With The Wind (GWTW) forum had an idea. “Let’s all meet at Dave Shenkman’s kite store (The Kite Connection) and have a kite party on the beach.. Just a small gathering, with no schedule and no use of the “F” word, that one being […]

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Issue 71: 3rd Annual West Coast Rev Clinic

The third annual WCRC was held March 19-21 in Long Beach, WA with John Barresi, Steve de Rooy, JD Fabich, Bazzer Poulter, David Hathaway, and Spencer Watson as instructors, and twenty one people came from throughout the Northwest to expand their horizons in Revolution kite flying. In the process everyone managed to make new friends […]

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Issue 71: Penshaw Rev Weekend

The idea behind this weekend started back in 2008 at Sunderland Kite Festival where Stephen Hoath (the legend) ran a Rev Clinic. The weather was horrendous but we all felt we had learnt so much that the seeds of a Rev Team in the North East were sown. We didn’t really get started until late […]

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Issue 71: Kite Party 8 Gallery

Photos by Takako Barresi

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