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Issue 77: From the Editor

Wow, talk about being buried with work! It’s been a busy year for us already having attended events in Texas, California, Washington, Oregon, Nevada and Florida… In addition to these travels, we’ve just completed the website (see article in this issue) with the help of Andy Scott and a team of beta testers to […]

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Issue 77: Kites… Life.

Japan, kiting and disaster relief! 日本語バージョンはこちら While John usually writes this column, I felt moved to report on the recent events in Japan, particularly news from the kiting community there as it’s near and dear to my heart having moved from my home in Tokyo just one year and a half ago. We had just […]

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Issue 77: Kites… Life. (Japanese)

世界のカイトフライヤーから全ての日本のカイトフライヤーへ Click here to read this article in English いつもはこの「Kites…life」コーナーにおいて編集長であるジョンがコラムを書いていますが、3月11日に日本を襲った未曾有の大震災において、改めて自分が日本人だと思い知らされ、アメリカに居る故に何もできないように思える焦燥感とカイトを通じて何ができるだろうかという思いから今回は私が執筆させていただきました。

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Issue 77: AKA Corner

Help Us Celebrate National Kite Month! March 26 – May 1st Spring is coming and with it, an exciting opportunity to reconnect with friends, family, and the great outdoors through kiting! Kiting is truly a universal activity, limited only by the imagination and celebrated in many cultures throughout the world. For some, kites conjure nostalgic […]

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Issue 77: Dave’s World: Zilker Park Kite Festival

March 8, 2011 Greetings from Austin Texas and the Zilker Park Kite Festival! For eighty three years locals have been celebrating the arrival of spring with kites in this huge park. Susie and I were asked to be on the field at 6:30 to talk with one of the morning news shows live. “How is […]

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Issue 77: Drachen Archives: Back to Beaufort

I’ve been lucky in the last several years to participate in a number of collaborations between artists and kite makers. Of note were the Drachen Foundation exhibitions in Puebla, Oaxaca, and Pachuca, Mexico, but before that I collaborated with artist Susan Robb on kites that were exhibited at the Hui Art Center in Maui, Hawaii. […]

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Issue 77: News Reel

Adventure: Two adventurous siblings from Iqaluit have begun a 3,000-kilometre trek in the Northwest Passage in the hopes of being the first to kiteski through the fabled Arctic route. In 2007, they completed a 2,300-kilometre kite-ski trip across Greenland. After that, they crossed the Gobi Desert by kite-buggy. “Antarctica and Greenland are exotic, and this […]

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Issue 77: Kite Comics

by Dan Thompson This issue marks the second set of kite cartoons we’ve had made for Kitelife Magazine, courtesy of Dan Thompson (Funny Cartoonist)… These two were just made “off the cuff”, but we’d like to start sending Dan some photos for inspiration now and then, photos which might aptly display some of the humorous […]

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Issue 77: ProFile: Daniel Prentice (pt 1)

A quiet force in kiting, part one… Before we get started, let us “summarize” a bit. Daniel Prentice has been integral to the kiting scene in the USA and indeed the entire world, for more years than many of you have been alive. He has created produced, and sold products – from line-winders, and kite-lines, […]

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Issue 77: Pothecary’s Corner

Selecting a kite and dreaming on about long tails… Buying a sport kite Draw a horizontal line, six inches long, on a piece of paper. At the left side write Precision and on the right, put Tricks. Now, hold your pen in the middle and move it one way or the other and you will […]

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