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Issue 80: Drachen Archives

Tour the new foundation website! I’d like to take Kitelife.com readers on a guided tour of the new Drachen Foundation website, and in the process, help kite enthusiasts, researchers, and collectors to pass on their passion for all things kite-like. Our intent, when redesigning the Foundation website, was to organize over fifteen years of information […]

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Issue 76: Drachen Archives: Digitizing

When we make art, or kites, it’s often a convergence of factors that guides our creativity. Sewing skill, access to materials, travel: all of these can influence the next end product. In my own artistic endeavors this is easily demonstrated; I’ve practiced piecing paper for a variety of effects, I have access to imported bamboo, […]

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Issue 71: Kites… Life.

Quite often, it seems like we’ve got more pans in the fire than one could possibly keep track of, but they all feel “right” if you know what I mean… As we work on projects in various areas of kiting, there always seem to be more ways we can get involved in growing and promoting […]

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Issue 69: From the Editor

As we start heading into the wetter months here in Oregon, I’m looking forward to visiting some warmer climates as the new years rolls around, starting with events in Primm (NV) and South Padre Island (TX) in January… I am proud to say however, that I won’t be going it alone any longer as Takako […]

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Issue 52: From the Editor

Wow, it’s only February and already so much has happened in the kite community… I’m little underwhelmed with the small number of feature articles we have in this issue, and we’re looking forward to covering more topics as the season kicks into gear, hopefully with more hands-on articles and content… In the mean time, we’ve got […]

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Issue 49: From the Editor

We’ve officially hit the busiest part of our season here at Kitelife with events of one kind or another every single weekend until AKA Nationals in October… Aside from the travel involved, we’ve got two daily updates in the works (WSIKF & AKAGN) plus the usual work on our bi-monthly ezine and the next volume […]

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Issue 44: From the Editor

Welcome to our latest issue, it’s been a crazy past few weeks with so much happening in the closing months of the season… Festivals, competitions and fun flies nearly every weekend in September have kept the staff here at Kitelife very busy indeed! I make a concerted effort to attend as many events as possible […]

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Issue 43: From the Editor

Wow, what a full season it’s been! Kitelife has been represented at nearly a dozen festivals and competitions this year, making new friends, interacting with the spectators, and doing what we can to get more people working together toward common goals, and most importantly… Reminding people of the inherent potential that kiting has to offer, […]

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Issue 42: From the Editor

Howdy folks, welcome to what we hope is anotherhowlin’ issue of Kitelife Magazine… The kite season is in full swing, with dozens of great festivals on the calendar all across the country!  We’ll be doing our best to bring you news and highlights from as many as we can, with daily updates from a select few […]

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Issue 41: From the Editor

Welcome to the 41st issue of Kitelife Magazine, almost exactly seven years after our first edition hit the world wide web in April of 1998… We’re still right here with you, shaking last year’s sand out of our kite bags and gearing up for another amazing season of kite flying and crazy adventures, both here […]

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