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Kite headlines from around the world

Steadywinds.com and Tall Ships 2007

We will be taking aerial photos later this week and into the weekend of the Tall Ships 2007 festival in Halifax. This years festival is shaping up to be a real jem, with some amazing ships and I have heard that the entertainment and activities this year will be second to none. We will be attempting to get lot’s of… Read more →

Audi A5 Stunt kite flying.. really..

Check out this article from German Car Blog. Apparently there is a new commercial coming for the Audi A5 that features two cars flying a stunt kite. According to the article the car (and driver) are actually controlling the kite. One car for the left and one for the right I suppose… looking forward to the video on YouTube Audi… Read more →

The 9.8 Fighting Kite Brigade

Ok I am not 100% what to make of this.. Attaching razor blades and nails to “craptastic” plastic kites sounds fun.. errr… sorta. I always try and spread the word about safe kiting and that you can really hurt someone with a stunt like this; however, at the same time this appeals to me in a geeky way…(I am also… Read more →

Fatal accidents during Basant in Pakistan

Indianenews.com is reporting on the fatalities during the Basant festival over the weekend. Out of all the articles I have read on this over the past few days this one hits the nail on the head. The Punjab government lifted the ban on Kite flying for the festival, this was in direct violation of the law that the supreme court… Read more →

Mazda Hakaze – Kite surfing concept car..

Check out the new Mazda catering to the kite surfing crowd…. from motorcities.com 2007 Mazda Hakaze Concept – Kite-Surfing Functionality Kite-surfers are “wind chasers.” They get up in the morning, switch on their computer and search for the right wind conditions on the Internet for the best place to surf, call their friends, grab their gear and go. Mazda Hakaze… Read more →

Kasmin soars to greater heights in kite-making

Great story about Kasmin Miron, master kite maker from Malaysia. By MOHD BAKRI DARUS MALACCA: Decades ago, a skinny- looking teenager by the name of Kasmin Miron, was a regular figure in the village padi fields of Seberang Pekan in Baling, Kedah. He was not there to harvest padi but to fly his kites as kiteflying was a favourite pastime… Read more →

DCO – Announces free safety kite-string rods

Looks like more kite action for Pakistan. This time the government is taking proactive steps to protect motorcyclists from the dangers of the very sharp chemical and manja line used in kite fights. I am not sure what one of these kite safety rods looks like.. I will try and dig up some pictures. DCO announces free safety kite-string rods… Read more →