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New dogstake

Issue 81: Around the Bend

What is dogstaking, or “reverse flying”? A little history When I started flying, it was all about just learning quad and dual line flying – learning the controls, building muscle memory and the like in order to put the kite more or less where I wanted it to go… At the same time, I was […]

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Issue 81: Jingle Tails

An audio kiting experience for the sight impaired… Photos by Christian Reynolds I am the Media Specialist and Advisor for WASA (Waccamaw Association of Space and Aviation) club at Waccamaw High School in Pawleys Island, South Carolina and we joined up with Ms. Allyson Hossa who teaches Family and Consumer Sciences (Home Economics) at WHS […]

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Stunt kite fliers

Issue 81: Cape Fear Kite Festival

Nov 5-6, 2011 in Wrightsville Beach, SC Some years ago, Mike and Judy Agner decided it would be fun to get some “big kite” friends together near the end of the year and just fly for fun. Mike and Judy are an honored guest flier at festivals across the country and the world, specializing in […]

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Issue 81: Headed to Borneo…

Destination: Bintulu, Sarawak Province, Malaysia. Last year, if you go back through the Kitelife issue archives, you will find two stories I wrote regarding my trip to the Borneo International Kite Festival, the 6th annual running of this festival. When I left last year, I’d made a promise to a few of the Bintulu flyers […]

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Issue 81: Japan in Argentina

Japanese Kite Exhibition and Demonstration It was a great satisfaction to Claris and me to be invited, like year before at Environmental and Cultural Japanese Garden of Buenos Aires, in order to do a Japanese Kite Exhibition and flight demonstration. This year we make new models of Japanese kites, minis and normal size. Claris surprised […]

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Issue 81: Japón en Argentina (Spanish)

Exposición de Barriletes Japoneses mini y tamaño natural. Demostración de Vuelo Revolution Nihon-no-ryu Japón en Argentina, Buenos Aires 8 al 21 de Noviembre de 2011 Segundo año consecutivo Ha sido una gran satisfacción para Claris y para mí ser invitados, al igual que el año pasado (http://www.kitelife…./content-en.php) por el Complejo Cultural y Ambiental Jardín Japonés […]

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Issue 81: Ocean Shores Indoor

First annual indoor event and competition takes flight in Washington! Photos by Lisa Root October 22-23, 2011 While the news of an indoor competition or festival being cancelled is always hard to hear, it often inspires a new burst of energy that opens new opportunities. Perhaps it was just the timing. Either way, when the […]

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Issue 80: From the Editor

From the Editor While some of the world is just gearing up for their kiting season, we’ve just finished ours here in North America… The past 6 weeks have been especially hectic for us with trips Utah, Borneo, Singapore, New Jersey and Oregon, all of which really put us behind on this latest issue between […]

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Issue 80: Kites… Life.

Where are we, and where are we going? Here we are again, this time for our 80th issue of Kitelife… When I took over the reins from my friend Mike Gillard in January of 2003, I had no idea where it would lead, but I’m pretty pleased with what we’ve done over the past fifty-three […]

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Issue 80: AKA Corner

Closing out the year and looking toward the next! Hard to believe, but there are kiters that are not yet AKA members, or have let their membership lapse for more than 3 months. Introduce them to the joys of membership, at only $40 a year. Every person that signs up 5 new or renewing members […]

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