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  1. http://flykite.web.fc2.com/index_en.html
  2. Looks like they've updated the website. The above is a dead link. Just a heads up.
  3. Was asked if I was a professional flyer. Gues I've made it to the intermediate level?

  4. Back in Oct. at the Enid convention, I won a stack of 24ish Skyfox. They vary in condition, but I was able to get 12 strung together. Now I need to figure out how to connect it to lines. This is my first stack so I'm very new to this. Can I get some help with control bar parameters? And maybe a pic of the bar? I don't think there is a control bar in the bag but I'll look this evening. And, in a 10-15mph wind how strong a pull can I expect? They are small about 24" wing span. Thanks any help/advice would be appreciated. Monte I posted this at the end of a thread on the GWTW site, http://www.gwtwforum.com/index.php?topic=9638.msg87133#msg87133 and wondered what you guys had to add?
  5. * Apr. 20 - 4th Annual Lubbock Kite Festival (FF/DM/KM) Lubbock, TX (McAlister Park, Brownfield Highway & Martha Sharp Freeway) C: Aimee Ruel Cell: 806-767-3796 arue@mylubbock.us Activities: Sport kite demonstrations by Troy Gunn and TKO Sport Kite Team, Large Single Line Kites, open public kite flying, kids candy drops from kites, kite buggy and kite board demos, disc golf, rock wall spider climber, jumper tent, etc...
  6. Getting ready to head out for the 8th Annual Perrin, Tx Kite Festival.

  7. What is it like on the dark side? Does adding lines add to the addiction?
  8. http://www.stltoday.com/lifestyles/columns/joe-holleman/did-you-see-rush-at-a-kshe-kite-flying-contest/article_c27ee9ee-24a1-5738-9d07-ff964aa3cba3.html If you're a Rush fan you'll enjoy the photos. http://cygnus-x1.net/links/rush/concert-stlouis-04.13.1975.php
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    http://www.azcentral.com/thingstodo/events/articles/20130313kite-flying-festival-fountain-hills-basant.html Kite Flying Festival When: 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, March 23. Where: Fountain Park, 12925 N. Saguaro Blvd., Fountain Hills Arizona. Admission: Free. Details: 623-572-9526, pakistaninformation.org.
  10. Would this be the right time to get a second subscription?...Hmmmm...J/K. Congratulations, Tim
  11. That would be the best way to end a hectic day.
  12. Hoodoo

    flame kite

    From the album: The Beginning

    Playing around with pic gfx on my phone.

    © Monte McClanahan

  13. From the album: The Beginning

    My cubicle kite, built out of love and boredom.

    © Monte McClanahan

  14. Had a really good time in Enid. Got to meet a bunch of new friends...still grinning.

  15. Just stopped in to say hey...HEY.

  16. Hoodoo


    @ Dust- It flies like a tank and has some pull to it as well. I've had it for a couple of months but was unable to fly it until recently. @ Must86- While it was INDEED too hot to fly most of the time, I was able to get some time in on my other kites...BUSTED rods on 2 of my 3 trick kites. But I have a couple of tricks in my bag now. I guess I'm just waiting to fill a "big" order at Goodwinds.com
  17. Finally, my control room is finished!

  18. Drool...drool...drool

  19. Oh! I don't want that one. I don't have a quad-line yet...the dark side??? It would only start another wishlist. (Does reverse psychology work on the RNG?)
  20. What are the (approx) wind speeds in the above video?
  21. http://www.greatfall...lark-expedition This link is the story with pics. Kites tell stories of Lewis and Clark expedition 4:04 AM, May. 30, 2012 DEDICATION TODAY The opening dedication of the "Visions of Lewis and Clark" kite exhibit will begin at 2 p.m. in the front lobby of the Great Falls International Airport. The kites rose on gossamer strings, slowly ascending to fill the airy expanse above the airport's concourse. Standing on the floor below, Terry Zee Lee carefully judged the height and position of every one, making sure each kite was afforded the space and lighting it deserved. "Even though I did a site plan before, it never works out to be the same until you get to the site and start hanging them," she said. "But this is going very quickly and very smoothly." Zee Lee is founding director of SkyWindWorld, a Billings-based nonprofit that promotes the beauty and artistry of kites through public exhibits and community workshops across the Northwest. Today, during an opening ceremony that begins at 2 p.m., Great Falls International Airport and the City of Great Falls will celebrate the arrival of "Visions of Lewis and Clark," an exhibit of 27 kites that will grace the airport's concourse and the Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center for the next three months. Far more than larger versions of the simple kites stocked on variety store shelves in spring, each of these kites uses fabric and color to tell a story drawn from the journals of Meriwether Lewis and William Clark. To create the kites, some of the most talented kite makers from across the U.S. and Canada were given a short passage from the journals and asked to interpret it using the curves and colors of an aerodynamically engineered, working kite. "Visions of Lewis and Clark" was first conceived for display at Billings Logan International Airport in celebration of the Lewis and Clark bicentennial. The collection has since drawn interest from institutions from Oregon to Kentucky. Zee Lee said Great Falls is the fourth community to display the kites, with four more shows already scheduled and five or six more communities negotiating for their opportunity to show the kites. "With the amount of interest we're getting, we are going to be along the whole Lewis and Clark trail before too long," Zee Lee said. At today's opening ceremony, Lee will give a short presentation on some of the kites' subtleties. "I'll be talking a little bit about the history of kites, and then more specifically about how this display came about, plus my own thoughts about Lewis and Clark and the importance of the expedition," she said. "I will also be talking about the education component of this." Not only can kites be viewed as beautiful works of art, they can also be used as an education tool. SkyWindWorld introduces children to the art of kite making through regularly schedules visits from knowledgeable kite makers at schools, community workshops, children's museums and summer camps. "Our program teaches math, science, history, aerodynamics, engineering, art, plus patience and persistence," said Zee Lee. "That is the underlying purpose of all of this." The Lewis and Clark Interpretative Center will host a kite-building program for children on Aug. 11. Admission will be free for Interpretive Center members, and $5 per child for nonmembers.
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    http://www.kittyhawk.com/event/rogallo-kite-festival/ http://obsentinel.womacknewspapers.com/articles/2012/05/30/sports/sports216.txt 30th Annual Rogallo Kite Festival set for June 9-10 Kitty Hawk Kites is hosting the 30th Annual Rogallo Kite Festival June 9-10 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The festival will be held on the dunes of Jockey's Ridge State Park, located at milepost 12.5. The event is free to the public and will be a great opportunity for visitors and residents of all ages to learn how to fly and make a variety of kites. The Rogallo Kite Festival includes two days of kite flying to honor Francis Rogallo, NASA scientist and inventor of the flexible wing. His inventions started the sport of hang gliding and his designs have transformed the usage of stunt and power kites that are flown today. During the event, spectators and participants will enjoy a massive display of kites including a 100-foot octopus, an 80-foot scuba diver and a 50-foot fish, which will soar above Jockey's Ridge. Kitty Hawk Kites will offer free stunt and power kite lessons on the dunes along with free kite making, face painting and a live performance by the Air Force Jazz Band is scheduled at 1 p.m. on Saturday afternoon at the Nags Head store just across the street at Jockey's Ridge Crossing. Saturday evening an Oceanside night fly will take place at Ramada Inn located at milepost 9.5 in Kill Devil Hills. Kitty Hawk Kites will display many kites with lights from 8pm to 11 p.m. Spectators can participate in this event with their own kites and glow sticks! For more information on the 30th Annual Rogallo Kite Festival and other events hosted by Kitty Hawk Kites visit our website at www.kittyhawk.com.
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    http://www.basingstokekitefestival.org.uk/workshop.htm http://www.thisishampshire.net/news/9734168.Kite_festival_set_to_soar/ Kite festival set to soar 4:00pm Wednesday 30th May 2012 in News By Joanne Mace Basingstoke Kite Festival is a popular annual attraction THE skies will be filled with colour this weekend as Basingstoke’s annual Kite Festival gets under way. The extravaganza, which is run by the Loddon Valley Kite Flyers, and sponsored by Gazette Newspapers, attracts kite-flyers from other parts of the country and the Continent. And with the festival coinciding with the long bank holiday weekend to mark the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, it is to be hoped that plenty of people will turn out at the free-entry event, which runs from 10am until 5pm on Saturday and Sunday at Down Grange Sports Complex, off Pack Lane, Basingstoke. The Kite Festival started off as a one-day event in 1993 and it grew from there to include the whole weekend. This year’s event promises to be as fun-filled as ever, with impressive arena shows, which are not only great for all ages to watch but also feature displays of incredible skill. Entry is free although a small donation to the car park would be very welcome, as all money raised goes towards running the event. Alan Cosgrove, event co-ordinator for the Loddon Valley Kite Flyers, said: “This is a great fun family event and day out. “Guests this year include kite flyers from France and Germany and from around the UK. “They all enjoy coming to Basingstoke and even ask to come back. “There will be lots of flying displays, and kite and food traders, as well as bouncy castles, bungee trampolines and go karts. “Families can bring a picnic and stay for a few hours, enjoying the things going on inside and outside the arena.” The young winners of this year’s Design a Kite competition, which was on a theme of the elements, will also be presented with their prizes by the borough mayor. More information is online at basingstokekitefestival.org.uk.
  24. http://bismarcktribune.com/news/state-and-regional/state-park-holding-kite-festival/article_48e3e098-a676-11e1-a9dd-001a4bcf887a.html Associated Press | Posted: Friday, May 25, 2012 9:30 am | (0) Comments Font Size: Default font size Larger font size GARRISON, N.D. — Fort Stevenson State Park on Lake Sakakawea will be filled with kites of every size, shape and color this weekend. The Sky Dance Sakakawea Kite Festival is Saturday through Monday. It is the 20th anniversary of the annual event at the park south of Garrison. The North Dakota Parks and Recreation Department says members of the American Kite Flying Association will be on hand to demonstrate kite flying. Kites will range from stunt kites to inflatable ones the size of small trucks. People who want to take part in the festival can bring their own kites. And children will have the opportunity to make a kite. Read more: http://bismarcktribune.com/news/state-and-regional/state-park-holding-kite-festival/article_48e3e098-a676-11e1-a9dd-001a4bcf887a.html#ixzz1wGyRt3lW
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