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Community, Kite Festival, Kiting

More Communities Knocking the Wind Back into Big Kiting

Okoboji Winter Games Kite Festival #Bojikites, Okoboji, IA Yesterday I touched on the challenge of finding quality flow form kites. Higher quality ones from Air Affairs (Suttons) and HQ, including HQ’s larger power sleds, are out of production. And on the large side, Jordan kites were out of production long before I even got back… Continue reading More Communities Knocking the Wind Back into Big Kiting

Kite Festival, Kite Flying, Kiting

Are Good Quality Flow Forms Really that Hard to Find?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d6Z27nNb1AQ&t=6s Long out of production, Suttons are becoming legendary. About six years ago when I got into large kite flying, molar flow forms weren’t even on my mind… Big and boring I thought. Instead, I kicked everything off with the Rieleit Foil. I’m glad I did, but I’ve since come to love flying molar flow… Continue reading Are Good Quality Flow Forms Really that Hard to Find?

Kite Building, Kite Flying, Kiting

You Bought a Whosuwhatsit!!!!!!?

That’s right… Faye, my new (well, new to me) Patchwork Maxi Ray, arrived yesterday, and I'll look to have her skyward soon. Many thanks to Portland, OR-based master kitebuilder and showkiter, Rod Thrall for passing it along. Rod Thrall, Master Kitebuilder Rod is one in a long list of talented kiters I recently met while… Continue reading You Bought a Whosuwhatsit!!!!!!?

Kite Festival, Kite Flying, Kiting

Winter Kite Festivals in Full Swing

Order Now With half of the upper Midwest winter kite festival flying season under our belt, here's a look at what you didn't miss. Read about these yahoos who are pulling out all the stops to help make it happen, and don't forget to order your KitesUp! apparel today! Cool Kites on Ice, Detroit Lakes,… Continue reading Winter Kite Festivals in Full Swing