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Visiting the Doctor Fish in Singapore

Issue 79: From the Editor

From the Editor It’s been a great year thus far and we’re now past the halfway mark for our 2011 season – lots of great events, interviews and experiences already but we’re really looking forward to the “home stretch” with late season events like the Antelope Island Stampede, WSIKF, the AKA Annual Convention and others. […]

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Flying with the Singapore kite family

Issue 79: Kites… Life.

Singapore is booming! For the past 3-4 years I’ve been observing a modern kiting phenomenon in Singapore with great interest… While there is an ancient tradition of kiting in this part of the world, modern kite designs, technology and techniques were not widespread in Singapore (SG) until the past several years. Near the beginning of […]

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Issue 79: AKA Corner

34th annual AKA Convention and Grand Nationals Are you ready for some serious kite flying, competition, camaraderie, workshops and the fabulous fly market? If so join the AKA in Wildwood New Jersey from September 26 till October 1, 2011 for the 34th Annual American Kitefliers Association Convention. For all kinds of information and registration forms […]

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Issue 79: Dave’s World: VungTau Kite Festival

Putting the Wow in VungTau! April 12, 2011 Imagine a huge crowd, a shrinking beach, and 120 enthused kiters from around the world. Mix them together and shake with above-normal winds. Sounds like the VungTau International Kite Festival in Vietnam. This was my second visit to VungTau and their third annual event. Organization has improved […]

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Issue 79: Dave’s World: Uiseong Kite Festival

Uiseong International Kite Festival Spring Breeze! Flower Breeze! Kite Breeze! That was the hopeful message that greeted kite masters from around the world when they converged on Uiseong, South Korea, for the First International Kite Festival there. More than 100 guests representing 24 nations were invited. The goal was to celebrate traditional Korean kite arts […]

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Issue 79: Drachen Archives: Mokuhanga Conference

International Mokuhanga Conference, 2011 I recently had the opportunity to address the participants of the first International Mokuhanga Conference, held in Kyoto, Japan. The subject was one that I assumed the participants (mainly professional woodblock-print artists and educators) had not encountered before which was the use of woodblock prints by kite makers in old Japan. […]

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Issue 79: News Reel

Kiting news from around the world Adventure Eugene Novožeev and Konstantin Aksyonov have successfuly kite crossed the Bering Strait. The Russians kiteboarders are the first riders to complete this mission, after several attempts from other wind challengers. The cross of the Bering Strait is a 96-kilometre (56 miles) adventure. Novožeev, four-time Russian kiteboarding champion, and […]

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Issue 79: The Morgan Mega Delta

Another treasure from the UK kiting scene Recently we were asked to do some kite demonstrations for a private company. It was a catering company who were to take over at Southsea Castle in Portsmouth. They had chosen the name of “The Big Yellow Kite Company” because it made them think of laid back summer […]

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Felix Sadpuss

Issue 79: Pothecary’s Corner

Contributions Often the editor of this magazine is asking you, the membership, for help and, quite honestly, I reckon some of you guys out there could probably do a little more. The task of filling this magazine every couple of months is frightening – not a duty I would want to take on! One of […]

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Issue 79: Rocky Mountain Kite Association

Flying with high spirits in Colorado! Next time you’re in Colorado, please don’t forget your Kite Bag! There’s an active bunch of Kitefliers whom live and fly in the Denver Metro, Northern Colorado (Fort Collins, Longmont), and Colorado Springs areas, the Mile High Kiters of the Rocky Mountain Kite Association. We fly all genre of […]

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