WIT AND WISDOM ABOUT KITES

Back in the good old days (well, 1992), the folks at KiteLines published, in novel fashion, T-shirts that you could wear most fashionably to celebrate our novel pastime.  On the shirts, there were 14 wonderful quotes about kites, some from kitefliers, some from other sources.   You’ll find that many of these quotes are still inspirational.

A one-liner is no joke

Mel Govig

Maryland

The kite is pottery for the wind

Tal Streeter

New Mexico

Kites are only superficially trivial

Valerie Govig

Maryland

The sky is big enough for all of us

Wyatt Brummit

New York

I don’t make kites that don’t fly!

Teizo Hashimoto

Japan

The end of a string is a wonderful thing ...

e. e. cummings

Massachusetts

People who fly kite trains have loco motives

Bill Rutiser

Maryland

The humble two-stick is its own revenge

Maurizio Angeletti

Italy

If you’ve seen one kite out of sight, you’ve seen them all

Bill Bigge

Maryland

We must have a night fly, one of these days

Peter Whitehead

New Zealand

In kitemaking, everything depends on everything

David Pelham

England

In a good year, every kite is destroyed

National Geographic

re Japan

Hold your challenger at bay and keep sending press releases

Will Yolen

Connecticut

That was no crash, that was a premature landing at an unfortunate angle

Charlie Sotich

Illinois


2019 IRONING BOARD KITE CHALLENGE

Our kite retreat presenters read like a "Who's Who" of kitemaking, and include:

Michael Goddard

Bobby Stanfield

Drake Smith

Bas Vreeswijk

Robert Brasington

John Pollock

Martin Lester

Greg Kono

Ron Gibian

Istvan Bodoczky

Jon Burkhardt

Kevin Shannon

Jose Sainz

Mike Mosman

Bob & Charmayne Umbowers

Pierre Fabre

Steve Brockett

Normand Girard