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December 28th, 2020 Kite Newsletter

The end of the year is here, a very strange year. What I have been taking away from this year has been what has happened in the face of adversity. What we are seeing in spite of the stress, the pandemic, the anxiety. There have been some amazing stories of people reconnecting with kites and kite flying. 'Old hands' at flying getting a deeper, richer experience with their kites, New folks discovering this amazing hobby/passion/pastime of ours.

Thank you to those that have reached out with stories to share about your kite life in 2020. Keep them coming!!! I am looking forward to sharing this 'Year in Review' with all of you. Shoot me an email with your favorite story or memory. It doesn't have to be a big, it doesn't have to be small, it just has to mean something to you.

If you have any ideas, suggestions, or general feedback let me know at


When flying a sport kite, something to think about is line tension. We often talk about 'slack line tricks' and think about giving slack but this is only half of the equation. We also need to think about keeping and maintaining tension in the lines. It is a dance between giving slack there and holding tension here.

This applies to other kites as well. Want a single line kite to climb higher? Give it line and some slack, and when you find your spot, hold the tension in the line. Power kites; is all about finding the right tension in the kite and the lines to load the sail and create drive. 'Backing down' on the tension is like taking your foot off the gas pedal.

Get to know TENSION in your kite flying, and find how it affects your style of kites.

Dominic Guimond shows off his Urban Ninja flying from his back deck in zero wind!

Windless Kite Festival is for everyone!!!! It is a zero wind virtual kite flying event for all abilities, all types, all skills. This event is about YOU. You are adding your part about zero wind flying to a larger documentary. One that is created by you, all of you.

This is about your story and the story of zero wind flying.

Be part in the first ever virtual Windless Kite Festival and let's make this also the first ever GLOBAL version as well!! This will be a special event with not only group activities, chats, and a few of the other things that make this event so special in person, but there will also be a 'film festival' style approach to the videos featuring you. Yes you, you are the stars of the show!!

Make sure to share this with your friends and start brainstorming how you are going to take your kite flying Back to Zero!!

Don't forget to like the following pages so you can stay up to date on the event:

He was a 6 years old child when he fell in love with kites in the toughest territory of his country. Rising Puppets tells the story of a passionate boy who grew up on the shadow of kites and how he bring joy to Mesopotamia.

Announcing a new project set to launch on January 1st, 2021. Please help me in welcoming

The first part of the website is live now, so go check it out to see some of what you will be able to find. There are a lot more pieces and parts that will make up this resource as it grows, and I would love to have your input!


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