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Issue 59: From the Editor

You know, I had this great long intro all mapped out in my head regarding how nice it is that Spring has finally arrived and then I spent a weekend down in Lincoln City for their annual indoor kite festival and woke up to snow, slush, hail, rain and COLD nearly every day and that […]

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Issue 59: AKA Corner

The American Kitefliers Association was founded in 1964 by the late Robert M. Ingraham of New Mexico. Now, with over 4,000 members, in 35 countries, we are the largest association of kiters in the world. Our purpose is to educate the public in the art, history, technology, and practice of building and flying kites – […]

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Issue 59: Dave’s World: Hat Trick in Kuwait

Ever since the Mega Kite Series was first started, we’ve been dreaming of the chance to fly all three together. The first of these 10,000 square foot creations was made for the Al-Farsi Family in Kuwait. The second was produced for David and Susan Gomberg and GKPI. And the third was crafted for Masaaki Modegi […]

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Issue 59: Drachen Archives: Kites in Mexico

Being A Part of Kiting History with the Drachen Foundation Drachen seems to always be writing about the past, but here is a perfect opportunity for us to talk about the history of kites and kiting which we are documenting in the present. This fall, we invite all who are interested, to join us in […]

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Issue 59: KiteChi with The Coreylama

I want to change the world. Well, at least the AKA kite world. I want to change the way we structure our AKA convention. Before we go too far let me say up-front that I am not anti-competition, merely fond of finding other ways to play. I have found kite competitions to be a bit […]

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Issue 59: REVisions – Clinics and more!

As I am writing this (a little late as usual but, as I’m now the editor, I can only complain to myself on this) the East Coast Rev Clinic has wrapped up. Alas, I was unable to go because as I mention in the first sentence, I’m the editor and this is the weekend before […]

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Issue 59: A Valentine’s Story

I remember the first time I found out my husband, Chris, liked to fly kites. It went something like this: Me: So, what do you do for a living? Chris: I work in the kite industry. Me: Oh. (thinking to myself…What? You have GOT to be kidding me!) For some of you that “get” kites […]

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Issue 59: Revolution Indoor Trains

I would like to share with you some experiences flying Revolution Indoor stacking. This article is about some tips to consider when we do that practice. I don’t have the intention to explain how to fly Revolution Indoor, or how to apply some fly techniques windless indoor. I assume that those who want to fly […]

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Issue 59: Laughs ‘n’ Kites

“The wind died!!”  Familiar problem?  How often have we moaned over loss of winds at the field or beach, but then utilized that opportunity for a fun-filled “shooting the breeze” sessions with your fellow fliers.  Is that the problem?  No breeze at the beach?  Well, stop shootin’ it!!  Sorry.  Seriously (since you had a good […]

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Issue 59: Empty Spaces: Ralph “The Hawq” Offredo

I don’t remember the first time I met Ralph Offredo, but most likely it was at the Bucks County Kite Day run by Bernice and Olan Turner.  The Turners were responsible for creating kiting interest for a lot of people.  At the time, I was running the Meadow Mouse Kite Shop, and Ralph, along with […]

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