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Issue 78: REVisions: Bits and pieces

Bits and pieces from the Rev world Ah yes, that quiet time of spring when there’s not necessarily an awful lot going on in the kite world. National Kite Month (where I do hope some of you took the time to teach someone new how to fly a rev!) is over, and the summer festivals […]

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Issue 78: Featured Store: 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. 77 Center St. Crystal Lake, IL Phone: 630-447-9246 Hours of operation: 24/7/365 (though we prefer phone calls during normal business […]

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Issue 78: Great Lakes Kite Festival

May 20-22, 2011 23 years ago, Steve Negen and Mackinaw Kites began a tradition. A tradition that has changed locations twice (in the very early years), tweaked and modified the format a couple of times and endured numerous up and downs over nearly a quarter century (Wow Steve, I’m sorry, I hope that last line […]

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Issue 78: Rockaway Beach Kite Festival

May 14-15, 2011 Fine Kites, Good Eats, Nice Lodgings, and Mixed Weather… The Second Annual Rockaway Beach, Oregon Kite Festival Yep. we’re “at it” again – off to another fun-filled Kite Festival. This one is the Second Annual Rockaway Kite Festival, put on by the Rockaway Oregon Chamber of Commerce on the weekend of May […]

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Issue 78: Revo Clinic Spain

Gandia, Spain – Click here to read this report in Spanish – – Haga clic aquí para leer este informe en español – The enthusiasm that preceded the third revoclinic held in Gandia (Spain) could already be felt in the forum discussion previous to the revoclinic, as 72 persons had confirmed their assistance. Since Friday […]

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Issue 78: Revo Clinic Spain (Spanish)

Gandia, Spain -Haga clic aquí para leer el informe en Inglés- – Click here to read this report in English – El entusiasmo que precedía al tercer revoclinic que se celebraba en Gandia (España) ya se percibía desde el foro con la confirmación de 72 personas. Fuimos llegando desde el viernes al hotel (este año […]

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Issue 78: BCKA Kitemaking Seminar

I first heard about this event when Nigel Spaxman emailed me and wanted information regarding the Papillion Kite I had flown at Long Beach International Kite Festival 2010. Mine was built by Kelvin Woods but the original design was by Didier Ferment. Its unique flying characteristics were bound to capture the interests of the Spaxman […]

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Issue 78: National Kite Month in Idaho

Two kite making workshops with fun flies were held April 5 and 6 in Pocatello and Chubbuck Idaho, where Idaho Kite Festival was based until 2010. Having offered these workshops in the local public libraries for several years, celebrating National Kite Month has become a treasured tradition for the libraries, IKF volunteers, and the children […]

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Issue 78: Rockaway Beach Kite Festival Gallery

Photos by Dave “geezer” Shattuck

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