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How does Kite Competition Evolve?

This is a topic near to my heart, as I’ve had the opportunity to explore kite competition from many angles in various roles over the past several years… At times, some folks have expressed to me a sentiment along the lines of “why doesn’t the AKA change those rules“, “the AKA should add this event” or […]

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AKA Corner

Greetings, For the first time on our AKA Corner piece in KiteLife, I’m pulling double duty so I’m just sharing the president’s letter sent out to AKA members via email last month. As we head into the holiday season, I want to extend my best wishes to all of you out there in kite land… […]

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Special - Grand Champion kite by Simon Crafts, titled "Barnstormer"

2012 AKA Grand Nationals – Day 6

Yeehaw, one more big push… Coffee, good… Pants, good… Wander over to the window and it’s raining a little, bad… Cold too! The first couple days here were in the upper 70s to mid 80s but it looked like this day might be wet and cold – but not to be denied, we bundled up […]

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088 - Richard Dermer taking his kitty for a walk

2012 AKA Grand Nationals – Day 5

Up and at ’em! Another fairly early morning, this time to meet up with Rob from the Enid Convention and Visitor Bureau for a radio interview with KOFM 103.1 here in town where I spoke of the AKA, our convention and the amazing time we’ve had here – if the weather holds, we’re hoping to […]

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784 - Multiline Pairs Ballet

2012 AKA Grand Nationals – Day 4

No respite this morning as my day kicked off in the Word on the Field workshop with 27-28 people in attendance (plus myself as moderator), we lined the walls and had a “square table” discussion on the current state of kiting in terms of fliers, festivals, clubs, stores, and manufacturers, as well as some of […]

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635 - Robert Lockhart's kite

2012 AKA Grand Nationals – Day 3

With the late night, we pushed our alarms forward another 30 minutes and after a stiff cup of French press (so glad I brought it), we once more made our way over to the convention center for the morning workshops… Mostly wandering the hallways chatting with folks, we did very briefly stick our heads into […]

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460 - Enid local Nicole Houston receives a kite lesson, as do many others

2012 AKA Grand Nationals – Day 2

Off and running again, my morning started with a quick French press coffee in our room (we brought it) and finishing the first daily update – then, it was of to the Cherokee Strip Conference Center for a silent sit-in on the board meeting (allowed only due to the fact I’m running unopposed and it […]

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AKAGN attendees at the screening of Patang

2012 AKA Grand Nationals – Day 1

Traditionally our daily updates are focused mostly on reporting, but I’m finding myself on the verge of being more involved with the AKA than ever before, sort of a personal stake this time around so my updates this year will be a little more “from the hip”… I hope you enjoy it, and I’ll try […]

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Kites… Life: It goes on!

Well, I haven’t done one of these since February 24th and I figured it’s high time with some new stuff on the horizon (how little I knew when I titled my LAST entry into this column)… With a little downtime at the airport on my way to Marseille, France today, I didn’t want to miss this […]

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AKA Corner

The Summer issue of Kiting is in the mail! It will arrive in US mailboxes by June 15 and a week later for our international members. All the great articles and pictures come from members. The next due date is July 15. Your festival can also be featured. Take some great photos and send them […]

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