Tag Archives: kitemaker
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ProFile: Kevin Bayless

A longtime kite maker and general kiting enthusiast, Kevin Bayless looks a bit like the Marlboro Man and favors designing his kites with very colorful patchwork layouts… This “lifer” is becoming increasingly creative with his kites and has really started to gain recognition over the past three years for his role as kite organizer at […]

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Issue 6: Kitemaker Profile 2

Welcome back to Kitemaker Profiles for November/December! This issue we will get an insight into two award winning kitemakers from the US. The first, Larry Mixon, is an all round kitemaker and flyer of both single line and dual line kites. The second kitemaker is Peter Betancourt, a well known dual line specialist kite maker. […]

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"Brown", by Ray

Issue 5: Kitemaker Profile – Ray and Gail Wilmer

Now that Kitelife has gone bi-monthly, I will try to include profiles on more than one kitemaker in each edition. In which case, there are separate articles for each kitemaker. Last month I introduced you to Neil Taylor from Western Australia ….. I follow that up in this issue with an interview from a husband […]

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Issue 5: Kitemaker Profile 2 – Richard Gareau

Now that Kitelife has gone bi-monthly, I will try to include profiles on more than one kitemaker in each edition. In which case, there are separate articles for each kitemaker. This profile looks at Richard Gareau from Laval, Quebec in Canada. Richard has earned quite a name for himself as a fighter kite manufacturer and […]

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A genki kite with an interesting cat like design approx. 12ft across

Issue 4: Kitemaker Profile – Neil Taylor

Here is the second in my series of articles featuring kitemakers from around the world. In the coming months, I intend to look at as wide a variety of kitemakers as possible, not wanting to concentrate only on professional makers or those already well-known, but hoping to introduce some new, different or unknown kitemakers as […]

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Issue 3: Kitemaker Profile – Geert Donker Duyvis

I’m Geert Donker Duyvis, born in Delft and still living and flying there. I’ve been a real kiteaholic for years ( in Dutch: vliegeritus). Although my main interest is designing kites which are original and beautiful I’m interested in every aspect of kiteflying, from fighter kites to power kites, and from aerial ballet to aerial […]

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Issue 3: Kitemaker Profile – Dick Barnes

I will be interviewing a kitemaker each month for Kitelife, the Internet Magazine. Here is the first, with many more to follow. Hope you find it interesting. If you are a kitemaker, or know of a kitemaker, who would like to be featured here, please contact me and I will forward a list of questions […]

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