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Issue 64: From the Editor

Brrrr… Are we happy to be coming out of Winter or what? As I’m gearing up for 2009, it dawns on me that this coming April will mark eleven years in publication for Kitelife, which to the best of my knowledge, roughly ties us with American Kite Magazine for the third longest running kite publication […]

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Issue 64: AKA Corner

I hope this finds you well and warm. Here in the Northeast USA we have been experiencing record cold. Indoor flying looks really good this time of year. We are coming in to peak Kite Making Workshop Season. Please visit the AKA Web Site and check out the Calendar and find a workshop near you. […]

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Issue 64: Dave’s World: Kite Copies

I recently received a letter from Robert Van Weers in New Zealand which he asked me to share with serious kite fliers. The letter was circulated January first and has since seen a great deal of discussion in various online forums and discussion groups. The issue is a serious one. We are kite designers and […]

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Issue 64: Drachen Archives: The Way We Were

Another year has slipped away and memories of Y2K have become distant as the first decade of the 21st Century has almost passed.  As we mark this moment, I want to take a look back at how we in the kite world have progressed to this exciting time; kite surfing a mainstream sport, resurgence of […]

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Issue 64: News Reel

FlyNY 2009 There is a unique kite making competition in New York City this spring that is occurring outside of the kite world. This is an extraordinary opportunity for some of our most talented kite makers to demonstrate to the outside world what a wealth of ability resides within the kite community. FlyNY is an […]

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Issue 64: Kites… Life.

With everything that’s been going on over the past couple of years, I haven’t been keeping up with the Kites Life articles… Generally, I’d reserve this column for general goings on in the kiting world that don’t make it into our regular magazine content, but again, my plate has just been too overflowing as of […]

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Issue 64: Featured Store: Cutting Edge 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. 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 64: REVisions: Health and Happiness

Last year was probably the busiest season of flying quad I could ever hope for with more than 20 separate events and an awful lot of travel in order to get to all those events. I saw “awful” with respect to many times, air travel can truly be awful, but I certainly have no regrets […]

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Issue 64: Guinness Record for World’s Largest Kite

The 2009 edition of the Guinness World Record Book has included a listing of the world’s largest kite. There are over 10,000 Guinness Records with relatively few of them making it into their yearly publication. The current world’s largest kite was designed by Peter Lynn, built in New Zealand, and commissioned in February 2004 by […]

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Issue 64: The Soul Fliers

Memorable ballet routines, like works of art, consist not of a planned series of strokes, but rather strokes of inspiration. One of the advantages of attending sport kite competitions is that in doing so you have a chance to realize things you’ve never been aware of before. Quite often it’s a new trick (remember the […]

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