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Issue 54: From the Editor

Howdy folks, thanks for coming back to browse our 54th issue of Kitelife! We got it in just under the wire, working well into the night before it was due… Having been on the road for the better part of the past three weeks, we’ve relied mainly on event reports and the indispensable help of […]

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Issue 54: AKA Corner

Do you know a great location for a kite festival and can’t figure out why no one has taken advantage of it yet. Perhaps it’s in a family oriented community, perhaps it’s somewhere with lots of sport kite fliers or maybe it’s just a big open space that seems to cry out come fly here. […]

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Issue 54: Dave’s World: Berck

The sun beamed out of a beautiful blue sky Saturday morning, and as the wind turned in off the water, 500 kiters began to loft the most amazing assembly of flying creations I think I’ve ever seen. Peter Lynn, who has seen a few kite fests, remarked that there were at least 200 “largish” kites […]

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Issue 54: Drachen Archives: Marconi-Crippen

It’s easy to be enthused about a new Erik Larson book; the stories he weaves in Isaac’s Storm and The Devil in the White City contrast intriguing personal stories with greater the events of a period of time. In one he tells of the biggest natural disaster in United States history, while in the other, […]

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Issue 54: Featured Store: Goodwinds Kites

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. Gasworks Park Kite Shop a.k.a. Goodwinds Kites 3420 Stone Way N. Seattle, WA. 98103 Phone: 206-633-4780 Floor space: 2400 sq. ft. total […]

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Issue 54: REVisions: Team for Anyone

I’m currently sitting in New York state, trying to decide what to write about while I’m working between the Grand Haven festival and Wildwood, which I leave for a little later on today. Thus, this article of Revisions will end up being a little bit of this, and a little bit of that as opposed […]

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Issue 54: Lincoln City Indoor

It’s February already? WOW, where has time flown? Maybe time to think about our old friends who show up every year for the Third Annual Lincoln City Indoor event… which means, I get to spend some time with my pal, Scotty Weider, again! OH, BOY!!! (Yeah, that’s the way it is around the Kitelife Office […]

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Issue 54: Tricks Party South

New competitors and seasoned flyers alike traveled to Huntsville in March to compete in a two-day, three-round Tricks Party showdown. The event was the brainchild of Randy Greenway, Keith Galeano, and Alan Crow. The trio proved to be organizers extraordinaire. Long before the flyers arrived on Friday, March 16, the signs pointed to a memorable […]

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Issue 54: Northwest SKC

What? WHAT? An AKA/NWSKL sanctioned Kite Competition – right in my own back yard? Gosh, it just doesn’t seem quite “proper” somehow… I mean, NOT having to drive through rain forever, stay in some motel or condo (or camp out), taking my meals “pot-luck” at restaurants I’ve never been to before, paying ridiculous prices at […]

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Issue 54: Weifang Kite Festival

On the 19th to 23 April 2007, the Weifang International Kite Festival and 3rd World Stunt Kite Championships were to be held at the impressive stadium facility and recreation grounds 20 kilometres west of Weifang City centre. I had travelled to Weifang, China, 8 years earlier, and I was impressed to see the development of […]

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