Tag Archives: freestyle

Virtual Freestyle 23 is underway!

Geographically difficult to attend competitions? Want to test your mettle and show off your freestyle skills from the safety of home? Virtual Freestyle is an Internet-based kite flying competition that is free for everyone around the world to enter. The competition was born out of the desire for an informal fun and format with relatively few rules and only […]

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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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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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Lee Sedgwick at play with his Revolution.

Issue 42: Innovative vs. Freestyle

As the sport kite scene was coming into it’s own in the late 80’s, many of the more creative fliers found a new venue in which to demonstrate their ideas… Innovative competition. Complete with props, costumes, kites and a more than a little showmanship, pilots tried everything from flying multiple kites to dogstake/solo flying, riding […]

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Issue 42: Freestyle World Cup

This was my first experience going across the ocean, let alone to a country where English is not the native language. Months of preparation landed me literally in Paris where I had a four hour layover.  That is when it first hit that I am in France, “the land of the cyborg kite fliers.”  As […]

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Issue 42: World Freestyle Cup (gallery)

Photos by Benson Twins

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Issue 6: BORK – Tricks

Snap Stall Help Hi, I’m a beginner and fly the beetle. I cannot get a good snap stall. Everytime after a return to neutral, the kite has tendence to go up. Even I walk toward, it still go up. How can it be improved? Derek ————————————————————————————– Try harder(more aggressive) faster snaps to start the stall […]

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