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Issue 45: From the Editor

Happy Holidays and welcome to yet another issue of Kitelife – what a long, strange year it’s been! I’ve never been busier in my entire life with my recent involvement in the AKA Sport Kite Committee, the IRBC and training my sport kite team (TKS Mid-Air) for our first season in Masters Class, quite challenging… […]

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Issue 45: AKA Corner

It is curious to watch people who become AKA members, and then after a while, decide not to renew. Some stop flying kites. Some suffer financial or health setbacks. Some decide that the AKA just isn’t a good fit for them. I think there are certainly things that our Association can do better. And in […]

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Issue 45: Dave’s World

Kids. What can we do with them at our events? I’ve see all kids of things done with kids on my travels around the kite planet. Here are a few examples pulled from my Weekly Update achieves. Look them over and vote for your favorite. I’m in Barcelona for a festival back in ’01. Down […]

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Issue 45: Letters to the Editor

We don’t hear from our visitors HARDLY enough, and are always thrilled to post comments when we get them… It’s your feedback that helps us streamline, and gives us additional insight into what we do here. I couldn’t begin to express how important your comments are, and I’d like to personally invite each and every […]

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Issue 45: ProFile – David Gomberg

As a “pup” with only 15 years of kiting behind me, it seems like David Gomberg has always been a part of the community I love so much. Whether he’s filling the sky with colorful nylon in various shapes, calling the shots as world champion sport kite fliers duke it out, charging across the field […]

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Issue 45: Kites at the US Open

High Flyers Flight Team coordinated the kite demonstration program scheduled for Sunday, September 11th in Flushing Park. Our journey to the U.S. Open started with a call from David Gomberg. He was working with Bradley Royce Ltd., out of NY City, to fulfill a kite program for this famous Tennis Tournament in Queens, NY. David […]

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Issue 45: ProFile – Stephanie Hiebert

As one of the true “workhorses” in modern sport kiting, Stephanie Hiebert is seemingly always on the run and notoriously hard to get a photo of, for that very reason. Whether she’s working with the Eastern League, field directing, helping with scoring, organizing a competition or whatever else it may be, Stephanie lends a definite […]

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Issue 45: REVisions: Getting a Handle On it!

So, with this issue, I’ll wrap up some of the basic things newish Rev flyers may want to know about. Keep in mind that there is as many differing opinions on all of this as there is quad flyers, so, keep an open mind and try everything you can, and decide for yourself. Some days, […]

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Issue 45: ProFile: Tristan Underwood

At only 9 years of age, this young man from Canada has already been competing against seasoned pros several times his age since 2003, and holding his own.  Whether it’s Hot Tricks at the AKA Grand Nationals, Novice competition or Tricks Party, Tristan can fly and trick with the best of them… Even going so […]

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Issue 45: The Remaking of a Legend

Introduction I had been building and flying what I thought were real Eddy style kite designs for a few years. I had made a number, mostly of wooden dowels and simple materials such as drafting paper and gift wrap, and always a dihedral on the cross sticks. I had even made a ripstop nylon and […]

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