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Issue 48: From the Editor

Greetings, welcome to issue 48! First off, I’d like to comment on the incredible increase we’ve seen in visits to the site… About a year after I took over ownership of Kitelife, in August of ’04 we had roughly 31K… In August of ’05 we had roughly 43K… Now, in May of ’06 we’ve seen […]

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Issue 48: AKA Corner

Soon enough, it will be AKA election time again. AKA is governed by a twenty member Board. We elect twelve regions of roughly equal size within the USA and a 13th International Region. Each year, we select Directors for one-third of our Regions to a three-year term. We also have a President, elected to a […]

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Issue 48: Dave’s World: Weymouth

Hugh Blowers summed it up the first day. “There’s all the wind you need”, he said, “if you are brave enough to fly in it!”. Brave enough indeed! Weymouth is a well-preserved port city on the Southwest Coast of England. A soft sandy beach, perhaps 100 feet deep, runs between the bay and the first […]

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Issue 48: Drachen Archives: Featured Items

No one (to The Drachen Foundation’s knowledge) owns an original Roch Donzella “Monobloc” kite from 1911. So DF recently added to its archive a replica, constructed under the careful tutelage of historical kite researcher and builder, Falk Hilsenbek.  Read on to find out more about the significance of this kite, and learn how you can […]

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Issue 48: 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 48: Featured Store: Cutting Edge

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. Cutting Edge Kites 676 Ocean Shores Blvd. NW Ocean Shores, WA 98569 Floor space: About 1600 square feet. Hours of operation: We […]

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Issue 48: REVisions: Trip to Quad Heaven

Many years ago, when I first picked up a kite, there were a few magazines that were published on a regular basis. A few things caught my eye in those days, mainly festival reports on the “large” festivals, and any article on Revolutions. I remember at that point reading all about the annual Berck-Sur-Mer festival […]

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Issue 48: Empty Spaces

Bill (Pa) Burley March 19, 2006 Pa Burley will be sorely missed in our lives… Where is he?? Where is he, you know that old guy with all the kites? We are all going to be saying this as we go to the flying fields around the NorthWest. Pa (Bill) Burley was one of the […]

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Issue 48: Review of Gallego by HQ Kites

Specifications Manufacturer: HQ Kites Model: Gallego and Gallego Supreme Wingspan: 94″ (Gallego) 96″ (Supreme) Height: 41.5″ Weight: 340g (Gallego) 328g (Supreme) Type of kite: Ballet kite Materials: Ventex and Mylar, Dynamic T18, Skyshark P200 and Avia .230. Source for test kite: Manufacturer Suggested Retail : $184.99 (Gallego) $279.99 (Supreme) Photos by Lance Storr Quality of […]

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Issue 48: Lincoln City Indoor Festival

Simply put, the Lincoln City Oregon Visitors and Conventions Bureau (VCB) puts on a dandy indoor kite show. Well – let me tell you, folks – they ABSOLUTELY ROCK!!! Why are we SO high on Lincoln City? Well, we’ve been to or heard of several places where the city government helps put on a kiting […]

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