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Issue 81: Kites… Life.

New kites to look out for… The SuperFly After working with Carl Robertshaw for many years, we’ve been wondering if “le petite phenom” Chris Goff would start producing his own high-end kites… Well, wonder no more! The SuperFly Teaser from ChrisGoffKites on Vimeo.     Per his website: After over 8 months of development and countless […]

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Issue 81: AKA Corner

It’s that time of year, time for holidays and celebrations! Whatever you celebrate, we wish you and your loved ones the best. The perfect gifts can be found in the AKA General Store. Top quality clothing, jewelry, bags, hats and more are available with the AKA logo and your name at no extra cost. Go […]

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Issue 81: Dave’s World – State Law

Some days it feels like I spend all my time fighting fires when what I really want to do is make and share kites, and relax occasionally with my wife. Fact is that I haven’t touched a kite all week. So though it may be a bit boring, I thought I woulkd share with you […]

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Issue 81: Dave’s World – Cape Town

People often ask if this is our first trip to Cape Town. They seem surprised when we say “no”. But then we tell them we are part of the international kite festival here. And it surprises us how many people in this large, cosmopolitan city know what we’re talking about. “Cape Town” is now 17 […]

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Issue 81: Drachen Archives – Power of Our Online Archive

After 17 years of collecting, studying, documenting, digitizing and finally redesigning a massive website that could not only hold the DF collection, but also the world’s kite collections, I am delighted to these examples of how the new website is working! The Seyfang Labs Kite For years, I’ve had a kite in my collection that […]

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4 - Day of the Dead

Issue 81: News Reel

Bamboo Among the numerous Bamboo species found in Manipur, the Dulu variety grown in Jiribam has great demand for making kites.….0..111111.nov11 Cultures The Milwaukee holiday staple celebrates its 68th year Friday through Sunday with the theme “Celebrate Cultures Without Borders.” Kite-mania: Visitors can take imaginary flight through a display of kites from around the […]

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NABX 2006

Issue 81: Spaces – Charles “AJ” Jackson

Photos by Carlos Simoes, Charles Ash, Glenn Pedro, Masaaki Modegi, Rob Vreeland, Robert Brasington, Steve McDonald, Meg Albers-Robinson and Charles Jackson On 18 September 2011 the Atlantic was fierce and unrelenting. The decision to leave the calm safe water and go kite surfing in the open Atlantic Ocean off Point Hatteras in the Outer Banks […]

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Monkey at the 2011 Singapore Rev Clinic

Issue 81: REVisions – Wrap Up

The year is finishing, what to do from here? EVERY year, I dread this particular edition of Revisions. Without fail, it strikes fear into my monkey heart and I delay on it and delay on it, hoping to come up with some manner of a coherent idea to float a column on. Why you may […]

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SHARK - Day of bols mom and two kids

Issue 81: Launches and Landings

Events and news from South Central Summers in the south central US are often times not kind to kitefliers, and this summer was no exception. We had record dry weather and record hot days, mostly with little wind or with raging fires driven by strong hot winds, depends where you were located at the time. […]

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Tip drags

Issue 81: Hydrodynamics and Kites

Where wind meets water, flying through the barrier… First, a couple of big disclaimers… One – although I’ll be sharing some diagrams and references, this is NOT a scientific article by any stretch of the imagination (although I’m sure we’ll hear about that side too), I just figured I’d share some of the knowledge and […]

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