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January 11th, 2021 Kite Newsletter

The events over the past week reminded me of something, and I wanted to pass it along. It is easy for us to share the pain, suffering, anger and anxiety we feel. We want to be heard, we want to be understood, so we share it. This usually adds more pain and suffering to others, and it becomes a vicious cycle. Sharing something we love that makes our hearts smile is just as easy and just as powerful. We need more of that, we need more balance in the world. It is part of the reason I publish this kite newsletter every week. I want to share the good things with you, share what makes my heart happy, and maybe.... just maybe it makes you happy too. Kites have always been something that makes me happy, and I love seeing others share their kites, kiteflying, and stories, so please keep doing that.


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Making an adjustment to your lines or bridle? First take a marker and put a mark on the line where the original setting is. It is a lot easier to find your way 'back' to where you started at if you need to start over with your settings.


Social distancing has brought everyone closer. Tata Wiron, a brand that binds, supports and strengthens millions of lives like no other aimed to put a smile back on the face of a landmark year, 2020, with the release of ‘Kites of Hope’, across its social channels. The film conceptualized by Wunderman Thompson South Asia, is a simple and heart-warming narrative that promises to fly high on melody with “udd chali”, a song of hope in the soulful voice of Dipan Mitra

The Mantra by German manufacturer Invento HQ was released in 2020 and is the new “flagship sportkite” from the brand. I seems that it replaces the Zebra (from 2018) in the HQ line-up. Design and development of the kite was done by Matthias Franke

(Photo by Alexander Zemlianichenko Jr/Xinhua) Snow Kite Skiers are enjoying Lake Pleshcheyevo in Russia

A Nova Scotia man who went on the hunt for some lost kite-surfing equipment made an unexpected discovery -- a message in a bottle accompanied by a diamond ring.

Sebastien Allain said he was using some borrowed equipment when he went kite-surfing in Nova Scotia's Chezzetcook Bay and a strong gust of wind came along to ruin the experience. ....

Allain said he researched tides and winds and determined the kite may have ended up on one of several small islands nearby. He said he found the lost kite after about four hours of swimming and searching, and while on his way back to shore he found a bottle floating in the water.

He uncorked the bottle once he arrived home and found it discovered a three-page note and a small diamond ring.

"It's just crazy that I found the bottle and there was a diamond ring inside, and the funniest thing of all, is that I just proposed to my fiancee the week before," Allain said. .....


3 Things the Pandemic Has Taught My Kite

1. Kiters are My Family 2. There Are Things to be Grateful For 3. Keep It Simple Stupid


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