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Issue 52: Windless Kite Festival

The winter in the northwest can be an odd time. From about May to the beginning of October, there’s a kite event almost every two weeks but, once we’re into October, it quiets right down to nearly nothing for months. The addition of the event in Camas this year that Dave Shattuck wrote about last […]

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Issue 52: Windless Kite Festival (gallery)

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Issue 51: Camas Indoor

Okay, where to start with this one? Gosh, I don’t know. This is the very first time for this event, and I’ve kind of been into it from the gestation-point. So let’s start there… I received a phone call from Theresa Norelius at The Kite Shop, saying, “I’m going over to the High School in […]

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Issue 50: REVisions: WSIKF Recap

It started as a simple idea this spring. John and I, with the ever growing iQuad, would simply pitch up on the WSIKF beach, setup camp, and fly team revs all week long, with as many people as we could possibly get involved. What we ended up with far exceeded what we had hoped to […]

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Issue 50: Whidbey Island Kite Festival

Well, we’re off again – headed north this time, off to the annual Whidbey Island Kite Festival at the northern end of Puget Sound. And we’re late getting away as usual, so it’s the normal Friday afternoon traffic on northbound Interstate 5. John worked on his laptop all the way north, tinkering with iQuad logos […]

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2006 Washington State Intl Kite Festival (WSIKF): Daily Updates – Day 6

Yep, this one’s late… Couldn’t be helped, however. After nine days on the road, the last two of ‘em getting only 4-5 hours of sleep per night, I was just plain wiped out. So there comes a time when all I can envision is a bit of food, a hot shower, followed by my pillow. […]

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2006 Washington State Intl Kite Festival (WSIKF): Daily Updates – Day 5

Today was a most interesting day that started out with a 7:00 AM wake-up call. The first order of business was to reassemble a couple of Rev 1.5s so we could free up the shower curtain rod in order to get a quick shower. The Revs that flew in last evening’s night fly were so […]

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2006 Washington State Intl Kite Festival (WSIKF): Daily Updates – Day 4

WOW, what a day! It all started with a 6:45 alarm, followed by the extra nice Continental Breakfast here at the Super 8 in Long Beach, WA. They put on a fine morning spread, and we all had enough to eat. Good thing too, because it got to be a l-o-n-g day at the beach […]

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2006 Washington State Intl Kite Festival (WSIKF): Daily Updates – Day 3

Thursday… “Handcrafted Comprehensive Competition,” the program says, and further mentions that the rules and guidelines for comprehensive kitemaking competition as published by the American Kitefliers Association (AKA) will be used. Okay – good enough. We’ll get to them in a minute… The day broke with a medium overcast, maybe 700-800 feet up there, and not […]

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2006 Washington State Intl Kite Festival (WSIKF): Daily Updates – Day 2

Wednesday kicked off with a heavy bit of the classic northwest ocean mist we get here at times, and lasted until about 10 or 11am… From then on it was warm and mostly sunny, making for another amazing day on the beach. Although winds were light yet again, they were in the 3-4 mph range […]

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