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Brasington Concentrix and Wind Tulip workshop

Robert Brasington, AKA 2012 Lee Toy Award winner At the recent AKA convention in Enid Oklahoma Robert Brasington was awarded The Lee Toy award. This honor goes to the kite artist of the year. Criteria in the selection process focuses on the person’s body of original work. It also includes commitment to kites as art […]

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Issue 78: BCKA Kitemaking Seminar

I first heard about this event when Nigel Spaxman emailed me and wanted information regarding the Papillion Kite I had flown at Long Beach International Kite Festival 2010. Mine was built by Kelvin Woods but the original design was by Didier Ferment. Its unique flying characteristics were bound to capture the interests of the Spaxman […]

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Issue 6: Kitemaker Profile 1

Welcome back to Kitemaker Profiles for November/December! In this issue we will get an insight to 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 […]

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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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Issue 6: Pfaff, A Love Story

A tale of betrayal, seduction and new beginnings. When I started making kites about ten years ago, I started with Margaret Greger’s book, lots of paper, tape, plastic bags and dowels. I didn’t even contemplate anything as ambitious as sewing a kite. I was at graduate school in Montreal when I turned on to kiting […]

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Issue 4: Junction Kite Retreat

Au Revoir Junction – 1989 – 1998 There are certain events that seem to have achieved ‘mythic’ proportions in the lexicon of the kite world. The Memorial Day weekend Retreat held in Junction, Texas is one – especially for those of us who inhabit the rarefied air of single line kite making. This year, after […]

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Issue 4: Ohio Cup

June 27-28, 1998 Bowling Green, Ohio This first-time event, held in northeastern Ohio on the campus of Bowling Green State University, was organized by Wings On the Wind Kite Shop, and coordinated by Rick and Robyne Gardner. The event featured full sportkite competitions, as well as comprehensive judging for kitemakers. After last week’s showdown at […]

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