Kite Lines – Vol. 11 No. 1 (Fall 1994)


Cover Story: The kites, art and ideas of Joan Montcada of Catalonia, Spain, as explained and photographed by the kitemaker. Features: Mel Govig at the first-ever kitesailing regatta, a part of the Dove Sofia II Vento festival at Ostia, Italy; Pierre Fabre at the new Shirone Giant Kite and History Museum, Japan, with a list of other Japanese kite museums; Pierre Fabre on the super fast fighter kites of Korea and the Seoul International Kite Festival; Simon Freidin at the 4th Thailand International Biennial Kite Festival in Bangkok; Simon Baker on the aerial photography of George Lawrence. Departments: Letter from the Publisher: in praise of low tech kitemaking; Design Workshop: the Double Parasled by John Verheij; What’s New: Kites: the WhangDoodle from It’s A Breeze, the MEFM from the Big Easy Kite Company, the Trooper from Skynasaur, the Pro-S from Wolkenstürmer, the Aerial Kinetics Parafoil and two rotor kites-the USA Star Fighter and the Flying Dutchman from Twisk; What’s New: Books: Stunt Kites II: New Designs, Buggies and Boats by Van der Horst and Velthuizen, A Beginner’s Guide to Flying Indian Fighter Kites by Turpin, Kiting to Record Altitudes by Synergy, Kites for Kids by Hosking and books news; It Works for Me: a needle-sharpening tip from Simon Freidin, an alternative to wingtip eyelets from Ilene Atkins and bending fiberglass advice from Robert Josjor; Special Guest: Bobby Stanfield on his custom kite fittings; For the Record: another Ray Bethell feat—three Kestrels for 12 hours; Empty Spaces in the Sky: Dean Bigler and Nicholas Van Sant; In the Wind: One Sky, One World activity in Troy, New York and other news; SkyGallery: Jimmy Sampson kites, photos by Sampson and Marco Ravasini.

Cover Photo:

Marta Montcada holds a luminous Double Rectangle for launch at Castelldefels Beach, Barcelona. The kite is made by her father, Joan Montcada. Photograph by Joan Montcada. (Story on page 36.)

(right click and save to computer)