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180GO! Kite Performance Team

180 GO! is the official team for Revolution™ Kites. 180 GO! (“one eighty go!”) is a dedicated team of quad-line stunt kite fliers that has been bringing fun and excitement […]






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Adrian Conn

Adrian Conn has been building kites since he was 6 years old. He got into kite build seriously in 1981 when he discovered Rip Stop and fiberglass tubing. Adrian joined […]






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Aime & Olive Barsalou

From Winnipeg, Manitoba, Aime and Olive have been kite builders and flyers for over 25 years. Aime first discovered kites when he bought some for his kids while in Lahore, […]






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AirZone Flight Team

Based in the San Francisco Bay Area (California) AirZone Flight Team was formed in 2003 by Darrin Skinner, Aaron Champie, Wayne Fu, and Uly Villanueva competing as a 4 man […]






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Amy and Connor Doran

Amy and Connor Doran from Bend, Oregon have worked with Ron Gibian, Jose Sainz, David Gomberg, Deb and Lee Park of Aerial Experiences as well as many other top kiters. […]






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Andreas Napravnik

Andreas Napravnik was born 1959 in the east part of Germany and now he lives in Neukirchen, near Leipzig. He works as an accountant in real estate. As a child, […]






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Andrei Chichak and Dorothy Guch

Dorothy and Andrei started flying kites in 1985, and building them a few years later. For quite a while Dorothy was content to fly and photograph these skyward art exhibits, […]






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Art Ross

Vancouver, BC’s, Art Ross builds and flies the largest kites in Canada!  He will be bringing two of his huge kites each about the size of a house!






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Barbara Meyer

Barbara Meyer, from Maple Grove, Minnesota, is best known as a single line kite builder. Several of her designs are licensed to a major manufacturer, and shipped worldwide. Intricate pieces, […]






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Barry and Susan Tislow

Barry and Susan Tislow, from Renton, Washington, have been flying kites for over twenty years. They are one of the founding members of Team Suspended Animation. The Tislows fly mainly […]






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Bart Busse

Bart started with a dual line kite twenty years ago but shortly thereafter switched to a quad line Revolution kite after reading about their amazing control properties. As it is […]






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Bernhard Dingwerth

Kite flying and building kites with very simple materials, was a favourite childhood activity for Bernhard Dingwerth. With the coming of modern material, kite building became a hobby for him […]






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Bert Maetens

Bert spends his professional life in a suit, but in his spare time he has become to be known as the Antwerp City kite flyer. When he is not spending […]






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Bev Dockrill

Bev Dockrill, of Edmonton, Alberta, makes and flies single line kites and loves to come to the Windscape Kite Festival.






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Bill Brosius

Bill has been flying single line kites all his life. Started out with Eddy type kites that his dad taught him how to make using small branches from bushes, newspaper […]






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Bud Taylor

Bud Taylor, of Airdrie, Alberta is Canada’s #1 Kite Guy.  He’s also a very familiar face at Windscape, having attended every year since its inception — it’s the best in […]






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Carl Bigras

Ottawa’s Carl Bigras’ distinctive humour is easily recognizable at a distance – especially when he flies his large “hot air balloon” kite with three-dimensional bodies hanging from the torn basket. […]






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Carlos Simoes

Carlos Simoes began flying kites in 1988. He was hooked the very first time he flew a stunt kite. After years of collecting kites, Carlos learned to sew his first kite […]






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Carol & Cass Pittman

Cass and Carol live in San Diego, California but in the summer months they can be found at the many kite festivals up and down the West coast as well […]






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Cerfs-volantstylistes Team

Christine McGee – Montreal, Quebec Won over by the wind years ago, Christine McGee is the one who breathes a new wind on the Cerfs-volantstylistes with her haute couture kite […]






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Chad Greene

Chad Greene is a traction buggy enthusiast from Winnipeg, Manitoba!






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Chris Dodson

Chris, from Jamestown, ND, caught kiting fever a little over ten years ago.  He began by flying sport kites, eventually competing around the United States. When he has time, he […]






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Craig Wilson

This year’s festival will bring another interesting element to the festival grounds – Craig Wilson and his Kite Aerial Photography. Using a remote control and a camera attached to a […]






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Dave Robinson

Dave Robinson, from Greenfield Park, Quebec, has been flying kites since he was a kid. He started building his own kites in the last 20 years and is most proud […]






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Dave Taylor

Dave is a keen amateur with a bulging collection of kites. Dave is proud to be flying at Windscape for his third time with such a fantastic list of celebrity […]






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David Gomberg

David Gomberg knows where to find your smile. “Look around a kite festival”, he says. “Different kites, different countries, different cultures. But the one thing everyone has in common is […]






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David Tuttle

David Tuttle has been interested in kites since the late 1970s when at the Ontario College of Art he was assigned a kite design project. This piqued his interest and […]






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Deb Lenzen

Deb Lenzen is from Bismarck, North Dakota. She has been flying kites since 1990 but the last seven years have found Deb moving into the realm of kitemaking and it […]






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Debbie Conlon & Bob Lane

Debbie Conlon From Lethbridge, Alberta, Debbie flies single & double line kites, as well as doing classroom instruction and building of kites for kids.           Bob […]






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Dick and Georgean Curran

Dick Curran made kites in grade school in Michigan, then after 47 years of schooling, military service, a job, and marriage, Dick and his wife Georgean decided to attend the […]






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Dipt’R: Edith Lacombe and Stéphane Déry

Originally from Quebec, Edith Lacombe and Stéphane Déry form the pair known as Dipt’R. They have been flying dual-line stunt kites since 2002, but have been performing more seriously as […]






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Don and Alice Guick

Don Guick Don was bitten by the “Kiting Bug” in 1998 on a beach in Mexico. On his return home, he bought a single line delta kite, followed by a […]






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Don King

Don King has been flying kites ever since he was old enough to walk.  In 2000, he decided to step up his game and began to compete in Bay Area Sport […]






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Donna and Fred Taylor

Donna and Fred Taylor from Port Colborne, Ontario enjoy getting out kite flying and sharing the experience whenever they can.  Sewing unique kites when their children were young to fly […]






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Dr. Raj Hathiramani

Raj grew up flying kites where kite flying was especially celebrated at Easter. He was exposed to a tradition of kite flying, not only as a recreational activity but as […]






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Egan Davis

Egan loves kites!  He has a history of flying sport kites at international competitions and festivals. When it is dark or rainy, Egan spends time designing and building kites as […]






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Eric Curtis and Anne Sloboda

Anne and Eric have been together for many years. Anne originally trained as a designer (first in class!) at the Sheridan College School of Design in Toronto, Canada. Eric was […]






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Explore Sports

  Neil Kirby Age: 32 Height: 6’4” Weight: 160lbs Years Kiteboarding: 5       Scott Degelman Age: 47 Height: 5’10” Weight: 160lbs Years Kiteboarding: 12     Aaron Hackel […]






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Flying Squad

The Flying Squad, one of the most experienced kite display teams in Europe, is thrilled to be attending their first SaskPower Windscape Kite Festival. The Flying Squad team (Stephen Hoath, […]






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Frank Krijnen

Frank Krijnen, originally from The Netherlands (Holland) moved to Saskatchewan in August 2010. Frank has been a multifaceted kiter since he discovered kites on a rainy holiday in 1990. His extensive […]






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Gary Mark

Gary flew kites as a child in the 1970s, He really began avidly flying in Vancouver, British Columbia during the late 1980s. He was inspired by one of the greatest […]






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George Aronetz

George Aronetz, of Edmonton, AB, has been flying all sorts of kites for 23 years and was the founder of the “Kites Over Callingwood” Festival in Edmonton.






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Gérard Clement

Gérard Clement, an enthusiastic organizer whose life winds and unwinds, as the wind blows. As the organizer of the Rencontres Internationales de Cerfs-Volants de Berck-sur-Mer, Gérard Clement is one of […]






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Gill Bloom and Jon Bloom

Gill Bloom — SkyBlooms   Gill has enjoyed making and flying kites and banners all her adult life.  She started off by making straightforward kites, supplying kite shops in and […]






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Ian Willoughby

Ian Willoughby is a 16 year old honor student in the 10th grade in Medford, NJ USA. He has been flying kites since he was 2 years old; however he […]

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Jacques Letourneau

In 2002, when Jacques retired as a teacher in fine arts, he wanted to pursue activities related to his profession. He was looking for a different medium of expression. Making an inventory of opportunities in his hometown of Saint-Roch-des-Aulnaies, Quebec, there […]






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Jan and Jolanda van Leeuwen

Holland’s Jan and Jolanda van Leeuwen have been working together to create unique kite designs since 1989. Their passion has taken them to festivals around the globe, and enjoy sharing […]






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Jean Lamoureux & Michèle Bérubé

Jean and Michèle first visited Windscape Kite Festival in 2010.  Jean makes his mark with colourful stacks, flying dual (or quad) line kites.  Michèle is known for creating and showcasing […]






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Jeffrey Burka

According to family lore, Jeff Burka, of Washington DC, has been flying kites since he was 2 and a half years old. He has been flying stunt kites since the […]






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Jim Martin

Jim started kiting with dual line sport kites, having seen a four-line on the beach, been impressed, and then bought the wrong thing in a kite store! Introduced to fighter […]






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John and Diana Pollock

John Pollock is an Emeritus Professor of Art at Montana State University-Billings. He recently retired from full time teaching at this University where he taught from 1974 to 2010.  Through […]






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John Barresi

Flying since the age of fifteen, John first picked up a sport kite in 1990 on the Marina Green in San Francisco… Now in his 30′s and having flown in […]






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John Kaminski

From Winnipeg, Manitoba, John Kaminski has thirty years plus of full out flying. At 10 years old, he became bored with making his own kites out of plastic bags from […]






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Jose and Julie Garcia

Jose has been flying kites for about 17 years. He started with stunt kites, and then moved to power kites, and kite buggying. In the last 3 years he has […]






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Jose Sainz

Jose Sainz reigns from California, and is of Mexican origin. He is a master at creating interesting kites that are sure to catch your eye. His Personal Statement from his […]






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Ken Ruhr

Ken has been flying kites for over 30 years. There’s nothing much better than flying and hanging out with kite folks, be it kites, birds, radio controlled airplanes, boomerangs, fire […]






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Kenny Wong

Kenny Wong of Winnipeg, MB, is also a Windscape veteran. Kenny is a three-wheel traction kiter who has flown all over the world.






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Kerry St. Dennis

My name is Kerry St Dennis and I flew my first stunt kite in 1995 with a buddy. I was hooked! I went out right away and bought a couple of dual lined stunt […]






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Kevin Bayless

“I did it because someone told me I couldn’t.” I started making kites in the late 80s when I realized my wife was not going to let me spend money […]






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Lam Hoac

As a multiple time national champion in a number of kiting disciplines, Lam is a featured performer at events all around the country every year… He very much enjoys sharing […]






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Lisa Willoughby

Lisa Willoughby is a Master level sport kite pilot from New Jersey who has been flying kites of all kinds competitively and in festivals for 14 years. She has traveled […]






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Lucy Jonkman

My name is Lucy Jonkman. I am a member of the Royal City Fun Flyers, Guelph and I began flying kite in 1995 with my husband to keep him company. […]






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Malcolm & Jeanette Goodman

When Malcolm, from the North East of England, started flying kites over 45yrs ago, he would travel to the North Yorkshire Moors and find an isolated spot where no one […]






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Mark & Jeanette Lummas

Mark & Jeanette Lummas make up two thirds of Team “Too Much Fun” . The team initially intended to fly only as a quad line team but has since moved […]






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Michael and Fran Goddard

Born in England, Michael has been designing and making kites for over 30 years. His work as an artist, photographer and graphic designer has informed his approach to kite design, […]






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Mike Gee

Mike, of Jamestown, North Dakota, likes all kinds of kites, but mostly makes and flies large single line kites.  Mike has presented at MAKR (Midwest Area Kitemakers Retreat), was a […]






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Mike Rose and family

Mike and his family are the owners of the Great Canadian Kite Company one of Canada’s favourite kite shops selling quality performance and single line kites and accessories for over a […]






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Mike Shaw

Mike has built and flown his hand-crafted kites throughout the United States and Canada for fifteen years, often as an invited guest.  He has traveled to Berck, France as a […]






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Murray Irvin

Murrary got the kite bug about 5 years ago and since then has built quite a collection of various single line kites. He has tried his hand at sewing and […]






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Neil Kirby

Better Known As (AKA): Nirby Years Kiting: 4 Countries Kited: US, Canada, Dominican Republic Favourite Kite: 8M BEST Taboo Favourite Location: Foxes Point, Regina’s sloughs, Hatteras NC Dream Job: Traveling […]






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No Limit Team

No Limit Team is a team of 8 people from Germany, who all help each other with large projects. They plan joint trips together to attend the same kite festivals, […]






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Normand Girard

Montreal’s Normand Girard has studied architecture and combined his training with his passion for kites to produce beautiful “animated wind sculptures”.  He mixes the creative process with the science of […]






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Orlando (Orly) Ongkingco

Orlando Ongkingco of Manila is Mr. Kites in the Philippines. Organizer and leader of the Kite Association of the Philippines, Orly energetically promotes the sport, has written a book about […]






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Paul LaMasters

Paul LaMasters is from Germantown, Maryland and has been flying kites since the mid-1970s. He is strongly affiliated with the Wings Over Washington Kite Club, and is currently serving as […]






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Paul Loranger, Candy Lyslo and Joe

Paul started 20 years ago on dual lines when he was working at a hobby store in Medicine Hat. He flew them regularly for about 10 years then took a […]






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Phil Broder

Before becoming North America’s leading kitebuilding supplier through his shop, Fly Market Kitemaking Supply, Phil Broder was the editor of KITING Magazine, an award-winning kitemaker, Vice President of the American […]






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Philippe Thibault

As a kid, Philippe’s dad had a book on how to build paper kites… so they played with that and Philippe did try by himself to “bigger models” in the […]






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Ray Bethell

Ray resides in Vancouver, BC Canada, and is without a doubt the world’s premier multiple kite flyer. Ray started sport kite flying in 1980 and for many years he flew […]






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Ray Gowan

Ray Gowan, of Swift Current, Saskatchewan, has been flying and building kites for many years and has become our resident Stunt Kite Expert. He regularly organizes kite flys out at […]






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Rev Riders

Team “Rev Riders’ has performed in all four corners of the United States and looks forward to bringing our team personality to Canada. Kiting is our passion, We have flown […]






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Rob Huntley

Rob Huntley is a photographer living in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. He has a particular interest in travel photography, but like most photographers, he’ll photograph whatever catches his eye. In 2008, […]






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Robert Trepanier

Montreal artist Robert Trepanier made an immediate impact on the kite world with his airborne portraiture. His kites feature caricatures of everyday people that are sometimes dark, often humorous, and […]






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Ron Bohart

Ron is a graduate from the Art Center College of Design, in Pasadena, California (Honors) and worked in advertising for thirty years as an Advertising Art Director in Chicago, Seattle, […]






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Ron Despojado

Ron has been flying since 1989.  At his first competition in 1990 he finished a close second place to the then-current world champion.  During his competitive career he has won […]






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RZ Kites

Rolf Zimmermann is a master German kite maker. In 1992, Rolf started flying stunt kites in a rainy holiday in Denmark. At home a few days later, he got some […]






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Scott Hampton

Scott has been providing the kite world with his art for many years. His banners and kites are distinctive with their bright colors and original graphics. He has become an […]






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Sharon Musto

Sharon Musto is enthralled by spectacular skies, wide open spaces, and KITES!  She is delighted to be back for Windscape again this year! Sharon has been building and flying kites […]






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Simon Crafts

Simon has been flying kites as long as he can remember, spending many, many hours flying kites with the other kids in the neighborhood as a child. As an adult, […]






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Spencer Watson

Spencer “Watty” Watson started kite flying in August of 2005 at the Washington State International Kite Festival. Competing since 2007, he won his first AKA Grand Nationals title for Experienced […]






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Stephen Polansky

I bought a Trilby in 1989 followed by a couple of other dual line kites (Team Hawaiian, 6′ Flexifoil). Got my first Rev 1 in early January of ’91. The […]






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Susie Jo Skinner

Susie Jo has been making miniature kites for over 15 years. She is an American Kitefliers Association Grand Champion Miniature Kite Maker. Additionally she has numerous awards in design, flight […]






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Takako “TK” Barresi

Originally from Japan, TK has been an avid dual and quad line flier for over ten years. She moved to the USA in November of 2009 to join her husband […]






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Team Chaoskiter

Walter Bloem and his son Stefan are both from Germany and have been inspired by this windy hobby for many years. The whole thing started on an annual vacation in […]






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Team IQUAD: Adrian Flanagan, Bazzer Pouter, Jay J. Nunes and Mike Kory

Adrian Flanagan of Victoria, BC. Flying since September of 2006, Adrian started with dual line kites, and was introduced to Revolution Kites six months later. Finding a natural aptitude with […]






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Team IQUAD: David Hathaway, John Barresi, Steve de Rooy and Todd Rudolph

David Hathaway has been flying kites for close to 12 years now, with 10 of those spent primarily flying Revolution quad line kites. He competes both indoors and outdoors in […]






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Team Island Quad

Performance quad line kite team based in Victoria on southern Vancouver Island. Island Quad, is a kite team that was first conceived in 2009 and has travelled to events throughout […]






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Team Think Big

Alexandra Rüger and Christian Laskowski are from Germany and now live near Hamburg. Alex flew kites since she was a little child, and with her parents, the STAR -Team, she […]






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Team Too Much Fun

Team “Too Much Fun” consists of Mark & Jeanette Lummas and Ron Despojado. The team initially intended to fly only as a quad line team but has since moved on […]






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Terry Zee Lee and Drake Smith

Terry Zee Lee is the founder of SkyWindWorld, and has transformed kites into public art exhibits and magical learning experiences in classrooms and community workshops for more than a decade. […]






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Tim Filtz (and his “entourage” a.k.a. Shauna and Connor)

Tim became interested in dual line kite flying in 1987 when he and his roommate Ken Mueller bought their first kites. Living very close to a large open field in […]






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