Tag Archives: kite design

  • Bill Hansen - 'Working the Kite'

    In lighter winds or at the bottom of the range, it seems natural to 'work the kite.' Everyone does it without thinking. Mostly, it is a reaction to the kitesurfing kite losing speed and potentially falling out of the sky. To prevent the looming disaster, actively flying the kite is the only possibility. The interesting thing about 'working the kite' is how well it works allowing continued kiting when it otherwise would be impossible.

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  • Obsessed with Boomerangs

    I had a long career as an early morning paperboy thanks to my older brother vouching that I could do the job at a young age. It was a hilly 10km with 120 customers every day. I did the job for 8 years until leaving for University. It was at times heartbreaking in deep snow and sub-zero winter. Dogs were a constant threat. Human relations could be trying. But, it rewarded me in a number of ways. Strong legs, iron-man stamina, perseverance and an exceedingly strong throw plus sufficient funds to support my model airplane habit and later on, ground school for my pilot's license.
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