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Radio Equipment for Team Flying

Recently I had the pleasure of attending the first annual Rev Team Boot Camp led by Team iQuad.  One of the requirements for this clinic was a radio.  These radios allow a team to share common music, ease the strain on the team leaders voice, and greatly improve call clarity across the team.  This article’s […]

Issue 34: Team Tirades – Pairs Flying: The Wright Approach

Having spent a fair amount of time on the competition field with Ari, we were interested to learn from his perspectives… As well as share them with our readers. Disclaimer from the author: No one on earth has a corner on the truth. The following ideas and approaches work best for me. There are many […]

Indoor Kite Flying Adventure

Indoor kite flying offers a big window for expansion in the science and art of kite flying. Its unique features such as close contact with the audience, theatrical dramatization, team work and being weather proof, offer endless possibilities to crowd pleasing shows and gratification to kiters and show designers. With that in mind I produced […]

2012 Asia Pacific Sport Kite Teams Championship

HOT TEAM FLYING IN BINTULU From September onward, judging SportKite competitions in Europe usually means wearing something to keep out the wind and rain, thick socks and as many thermal base layers as you can cram on while retaining the ability to walk.  So you can imagine my bewilderment at the idea of judging a […]

2012 Rev Team Boot Camp

Well I’ve had some time to think about the “boot camp” held on July 7-8 of this year and what it meant to me! I remember being excited, but nervous!! Remember, I’ve only been flying in formation for about a year now! Could I do all that was being asked of us?? Were my skills […]

Kite Flying with Intent

After six plus years of doing sport kite workshops and clinics (both dual and quad kites), I’ve had a lot of opportunities to work with different personalities and skill sets while teaching… One of the things that I see most frequently with beginning, and even some more advanced fliers, is a lack of intent in their […]

Issue 79: Indoor Flying Fiesta

NTUC INCOME Kite Festival Singapore When I was first contacted about an event an indoor in Singapore, there was actually a moment of hesitation as I imagined 10 straight days of flying in a school gym for small crowds and giving non-stop lessons to grade school kids… Of course I’d rarely actually turn down a […]

Issue 72: Bay Area Sundowners – 30 years and still flying!

With their signature stacks of thirteen Hyperkites pulling 40’ long tails, The Bay Area Sundowners have the distinction of being one of the oldest and most entertaining kite flying teams in the world today. In 1980 Mix McGraw put together a four person team, flying stacks of twelve Rainbow Kites at the Marina Green in […]

Issue 69: REVisions – The Zen of Rev Flying!

Christmas came a wee bit early for 100s of Revolution flyers this year. On November 24th (2 days earlier than I expected honestly!), Revolution Kites officially released the Revolution Zen, a new kite developed by Barry Poulter and John Barresi over the last year. Designed from the start to be the ultimate low wind Rev, […]

Issue 65: REVisions: 3D Flying / Catch & Throw

A few years ago, I showed up at a local kite festival, all hell-bent on competing for the first time in many years. As had been my custom for years, I was on short lines, likely a 60-foot set. This was what I usually flew on, and I’d be surprised if I owned a set […]


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