Over the years, there have been a number of excellent print publications distributed in the kiting community, presenting in-depth coverage and information on the many aspects of kiting… Sadly, many such publications are now out of print and were available only in the dusty archives of those lucky enough to receive a few copies.
As a resource, one of the Kitelife goals is to archive and save the rich heritage this community has built and ensure that it remains available to future generations of kite enthusiasts, students, media, etc.
The owner/publishers of both Kite Lines and Stunt Kite Quartery have given us exclusive permission to archive their publications, and we hope to be able to add others such as American Kite Magazine, Kite Tales and Kite Passion as time goes on… It’s primarily a matter of time, and being able to illustrate the greater good of projects like this.
Each page of these publications were lovingly hand-scanned into images, digitally cleaned, processed with character recognition software and generated into PDF files for easy viewing.
Kite Lines was the longest-running professional magazine in kite history to its
end-point in time. It was the authoritative and comprehensive source of kite news
and the trusted standard of reference for kiting internationally.
Published from 1988 to 1993 by Cris Batdorff and family, Stunt Kite Quarterly packed
into each issue more dedicated sport kite information and competition coverage than any
other magazine in history and featured some of the most prolific and renowned kite writers
such as Lee Sedgwick, Al Hargus, Bob Hanson, Roger Chewning, Andy King, and many others.