Tag Archives: ray bethell

Issue 39: 2004 Spirit of Kiting Award (KSOK)

For the first time ever, we at Kitelife felt it important to create a special award to recognize one kite flier each year for their ongoing contributions to the kite community and most of all, for their unique spirit and effect on the kiting community at large… Their “Spirit of Kiting”. It is our hope […]

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Issue 34: 7th Frejus International Kite Festival of the Air

This was an awesome way to finish off my 2003 kite season and was also my 5th year of being invited to participate in this World Class kite festival, especially this year as they were hosting the European Sport kite Championships. There were over 300 kite flyers participating at this event flyers from England, Belgium, […]

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Issue 33: Ray’s Adventures

Wow!! What a great way to end my kite season but with two awesome world class International kite festivals… It was a great pleasure for me to be once again fully sponsored to Marseille for the Fete du Vent festival, 28 counties were participating from every corner of this planet, most I had met at […]

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Issue 32: ProFile with Ray Bethell

Having met Ray Bethell back in 1990 when I was at the tender age of 15, he quickly became one of my role models as I watched him from event to event for over more than a decade myself… With an inner spirit that naturally warms you, makes you feel immediately familiar and want to […]

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Ray grins and gives his trademark thumbs up... Good Stuff!

Issue 32: Ray Does it Again!

This has to be the classic of the 8 years that my wife and I has attended this festival, weather and wind-wise my wife Gerri and I fly pairs using stacks of 9 Dyna kites we never missed a days flying the whole week we were there, and it was again a thrill and an […]

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