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A Novice Position in the Mega-Grid

Issue 74: A Novice Position in the Mega Grid

100 Rev kites in a 10 x 10 stable grid formation…. That was the plan, but it came up 36 kites shy yet still broke the world record of 55 by a not-so-shabby margin of nine kites. There is no doubt that the current record of 64 will be broken and to do that Rev […]

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Issue 74: REVisions: A Retrospective

30 issues. No, that’s not the amount of emotional baggage I carry around on any give day, it’s the number of Revisions columns I have written since signing on with Kitelife as a writer. Initially, I’d thought about writing an article like this on my 20th column, and when that zoomed past me, I then […]

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Issue 74: The Story Behind the Photograph

This is a photograph of Jeff Howard at El Mirage in 1998, and I have seen it around the internet for many years now, but do you know the story about how this photograph came about? Andrew Beattie had planning to go to El Mirage in January 98. I found out about this at Berrow […]

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Aerial picture taken with a Nokia N8 mobile phone suspended on the line of a kite in Aquiraz, Ceará - Brazil

Issue 74: KAP900 PUSH: A Chance to Win Big!

Win a limited edition KAPing rig, Nokia N8 devices & $1000! Readers of Kitelife will be familiar with the Nokia Push project after several guest columns from Push hacker and KAP lover, Ricardo Mendoca Ferreira. Aerial picture taken with a Nokia N8 mobile phone suspended on the line of a kite in Aquiraz, Ceará – […]

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Featured Store - G-Kites

Issue 74: Featured Store: G-Kites

In the summer, people strip down to just one sweatshirt on Oregon’s beaches. The water is too cold for swimming. But located on the 45th parallel – exactly half-way between the Equator and the North Pole, conditions are perfect for kiting. Kite flying has been popular in Lincoln City for so long, that 30 years […]

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Buggy Newz

Issue 74: Buggy Newz: Life’s a Beach!

This worked well but as I got closer to the coast the rain started, as expected, and as I arrived at the campsite by 4.00pm, I was surprised at how many folks were already there. As the rain had been predicted for the evening I decided, unwisely I might add, not to take my tent, […]

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Antelope Island Stampede

Issue 74: Antelope Island Stampede

The Antelope Island Stampede is a community event held on Antelope Island on the Great Salt Lake in Utah. The event is owned by the Davis Area CVB and is registered as a nonprofit, started originally as a balloon festival over 5 years ago, it is on its way to becoming a premier kite gathering […]

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Frank Mots Kite Festival

Issue 74: Frank Mots Kite Festival

The 32nd Annual Frank Mots Kite Festival at Veterans Park at Milwaukee Wisconsin’s Lakefront, held the weekend of September 11th and 12th, was hosted by Scott Fisher of the Gift of Wings Kite Store and sponsored by the Kite Society of Wisconsin and Illinois. Performers came from all over North America including the kite teams […]

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New world record 22 Octopile mega fly

Issue 74: Berkeley Kite Festival

When the Berkeley Kite Festival started, such events were most often either dedicated to single or multi-line (stunt kites). Organizer since the BKF’s inception 25 years ago, Tom McAlister’s goal was to show the very finest kiting had to offer. Even when Berkeley was approached to be the host site for the American Kite Magazine […]

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Issue 74: Washington State Intl Kite Festival (WSIKF)

Back to the Washington State International Kite Festival (WSIKF) one more time. Yes, it’s the third week of August again, which means WSIKF (Pronounced “Wiss-Kiff” by the locals). So – even though I’ve been planning to attend for about six months, it’s a pleasure to finally be on the road again. And this time, I’d […]

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