Tag Archives: competition
Richard Hurd

Issue 81: Ocean Shores Indoor

First annual indoor event and competition takes flight in Washington! Photos by Lisa Root October 22-23, 2011 While the news of an indoor competition or festival being cancelled is always hard to hear, it often inspires a new burst of energy that opens new opportunities. Perhaps it was just the timing. Either way, when the […]

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Issue 80: Kites… Life.

Where are we, and where are we going? Here we are again, this time for our 80th issue of Kitelife… When I took over the reins from my friend Mike Gillard in January of 2003, I had no idea where it would lead, but I’m pretty pleased with what we’ve done over the past fifty-three […]

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Issue 80: AKA Corner

Closing out the year and looking toward the next! Hard to believe, but there are kiters that are not yet AKA members, or have let their membership lapse for more than 3 months. Introduce them to the joys of membership, at only $40 a year. Every person that signs up 5 new or renewing members […]

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Pair Remix (Mike Loskov & Sergey Chernyshev) from Russia

Issue 80: EuroCup Sport Kite Championships

The best of the best bring it to EuroCup! The venue for Eurocup 2012 was Cervia, on the Adriatic coast of Italy, just an hours drive from Rimini or a three-and-a-half hour train ride to Venice. The event was hosted by local kite club Cervia Volante who kindly organised the use of the beach, all […]

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Issue 78: Kites… Life.

Changing the game From the beginning of sport kite competition (circa 1987), participants were very active not only as competitors but as vocal influences on the very course of this sport… This was the case right up through 2006-2007, when things seemed to get stall somewhat, especially with regard to progression of the sport. Granted, […]

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Issue 78: What is Virtual Freestyle?

Video kite competition, online! We’ve been watching Virtual Freestyle (VF) with great interest since the first round was held in September of 2004… Especially now, at a time when fliers in North America are traveling to far fewer competition events than they did in the 90s, the digital format of VF has opened the door […]

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Issue 77: Lincoln City Indoor Festival 2011

“Oh, My… How I DO love the power and majesty of Nature here in the Pacific Northwest…” I was standing on the balcony of a condominium unit in Gleneden Beach, OR – just south of Lincoln City, Oregon when I think this.. Or rather, our guest, Nelson Borelli, had just commented on how “Fantastic!” it […]

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Camas Indoor Kite Fesitval

Issue 75: Camas Indoor Festival

Yes, it’s November – which means the whole house will be in an uproar! Nearly EVERYbody in the Northwest that competes in Sport Kites will show up at our door – even if they’re NOT staying with us! Lemme see now… We’ll have all available beds filled. We’ll have people sleeping on all the sofas […]

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Issue 75: South Padre Island Competition

Sponsored by Windchasers Kite Shop It’s not often we attend a kite festival where the weather and wind are just about perfect, and it’s very rare it happens on both days of a two-day event. Well, it happened this time at the 13th Annual South Padre Island Kite Competition/Festival held November 6-7, 2010, hosted by […]

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1992 Stunt Kite Quarterly (SKQ) - California Open results

Issue 74: Kites… Life.

Competition, is it time to MIX it up? To provide a small disclaimer, this article is written from the viewpoint of a “lifer” in the kiting community, and that of someone who spent the better part of his 35 years on earth involved in sport kite competiton, both dual and quad line kites… It’s more […]

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