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Indoor Kite Flying Adventure

Indoor kite flying offers a big window for expansion in the science and art of kite flying. Its unique features such as close contact with the audience, theatrical dramatization, team work and being weather proof, offer endless possibilities to crowd pleasing shows and gratification to kiters and show designers. With that in mind I produced […]

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Working the Wind Window

Most of us have seen some of the basic diagrams and introductions to the wind window as it relates to a sport kite flier… Oversimplified, it’s the more or less half-circle space downwind in which your kite is able to fly with the strongest in the middle and power reducing as you fly out toward […]

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Video Cumulus (9-16-12)

Just a few of the kite flying videos we’ve enjoyed over the past couple of weeks… Some new, some older, but all great representations of kiting skill and spirit. Kites at Syracuse Elementary The kites-to-school program of the Antelope Island Stampede Festival brought professional indoor kite demonstrators to Syracuse Elementary where they exhibited quad line […]

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History of Sport Kite Competition – pt 3

The American Kite Magazine National Stunt Kite Circuit The American Kite Magazine National Stunt Kite Standings system was proposed by American Kite magazine, and publisher, editor Daniel Prentice in the preimer issue of AKM magazines the summer in 1988! (pg. 37 Vol 1 #1) This was the first issue published by this new magazine! This […]

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When it Becomes a Kite Routine

Amongst even recreational sport (stunt) kite fliers, the words “ballet” or “kite routine” (individual) are fairly common terminology and bring to mind someone piloting their kite through various maneuvers in time to a musical track either as a structured program (choreographed and planned out) or totally off the cuff – i.e. improvised “soul flying”… Regardless […]

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US Soldiers Make Giant Kites in Japan

More than 1 year after being delayed by last years tsunami disaster, members of the 35th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion (CSSB) participated in kite making traditions with the Sagami Giant Kite Preservation Association (SGKPA) at the 2012 Giant Kite Festival in Camp Zama, Japan… Together, they built and flew a 14.5 square meter traditional Japanese […]

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Video Cumulus (6-4-12)

Just a few of the kite flying videos we’ve enjoyed over the past couple of weeks… Some new, some older, but all great representations of kiting skill and spirit! GoPro video, Rev team flying in Singapore! Team4Fun at the 2012 Cervia Kite Festival in Italy! Migi Myth – Taiji Sword flying by Carlos Ong Mouse […]

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Video Cumulus (5-6-2012)

Just a few of the kite flying videos we’ve enjoyed over the past couple of weeks… Some new, some older, but all great representations of kiting skill and spirit! STUNNING time lapse video from 2012 Cervia Kite Festival, Italy Film by Team No Limits Night festival in Berk-sur-Mer, France Rev Cam Test Ben Dantonio flies […]

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Video Cumulus (4-11-2012)

Just a few of the kite flying videos we’ve enjoyed over the past couple of weeks… Some new, some older, but all great representations of kiting skill and spirit! A dancer and a kite flier on a theater stage…. “Thanks to Grace Antonette to have danced with us and thanks to Luca ciaccio Armaroli for […]

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Video Cumulus (3-27-2012)

Just a few of the kite flying videos we’ve enjoyed over the past couple of weeks… Some new, some older, but all great representations of kiting skill and spirit! Prism Kite’s trickshow from Anthony Eichele on Vimeo. Prism’s original trick show video from the 90’s. Shared with permission from Mark Reed. Joe Hadzicki pilots a […]

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