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Video Cumulus (2/14/13)

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. Spencer Watson’s Open Indoor Competition Our very own Managing Editor here at KiteLife takes first place at the Windless Kite Festival earlier this year, and has […]

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Video: Ray Bethell

As longtime fans (along with countless others) of Ray Bethell, we’ve been proud to host this video for quite a long time now with permission from Ray… With hundreds of thousands of viewings worldwide, this video continues to expose people to modern kiting every day. A resident of Vancouver BC (Canada), Ray is one of […]

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Issue 50: Berkeley Kite Festival

Over the years I’ve been flying, I’ve maintained a mental list of some of the larger, long running kite festivals I have wanted to go to eventually. The Berkeley Kite Festival, held every year on the last weekend of July at Cesar E. Chavez Park, has long been high up on my list. While I […]

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Issue 49: Westport Windriders Festival

I suppose I go to enough kite festivals now that I’m getting somewhat jaded by it all – or at least the festivals don’t get me quite as excited as they used to. Yes, each fest has its own special “flavor” (for lack of a better word), but some have more “flavor” than others these […]

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Issue 44: Collingwood Kite Festival

This was my 8th year to Edmonton and just like the Children of the Wind kite festival in Pincher Creek both are uniquely Canadian and very family oriented kite festivals. This festival also coincides with Labour so actually it is a three day kite festival with the 3rd day being a fun fly all the […]

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Issue 42: Good Stuff: A documentary!

For the first time ever, a kite-related documentary film has received major recognition at the 2005 Tribeca Film Festival in New York City… Conceived by Matt Nie, this 8 minute film features Ray sharing his passion for kites and his passion for life. “I do what I love to do, because I love to do […]

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Issue 42: Kites For Wishes Festival

This was Guam’s very first Kite Festival. David Gomberg and I were very lucky to have been invited to perform at this event to help make their first kite festival a huge success, which it indeed was. It was so well organized that everything went like clockwork. The winds all week were in the 20mph […]

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Issue 37: 13th annual Children of the Wind Festival

What can I say that I have not already said so many times over the last 12 years of being sponsored to this very unique one of a kind True Blue Canadian Kite Festival that is held on Windy Point at Old Man River Dam in Pincher Creek Alberta? The out standing feature of this […]

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Issue 36: XXIV Cervia International Kite Festival 2004

Wow!! What another great year this is turning out to be for me with a full sponsored trip to South Padre Island for their International kite festival which was a huge success last February, and just a few days ago I was an invited guest at the World Cup Team Sport Kite Championships in Berck […]

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Issue 31: Pincher Creek Kite Festival

The Children of the Wind Kite Festival is held on the third Saturday and Sunday in July at Windy Point on the Old Man River Dam a few kilometers north east of Pincher Creek, Alberta, Canada. This is an area just north of Waterton National Park, tucked in the south west corner of the province, […]

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