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Bartman's Kite Adventures > When the Wind Leaves Your Sails?

Posted 20 June 2012

It may be the weather (endless rain, cold howling wind or no wind) or it may be exhaustion (on-going basement renovation, garage being built and more landscaping using up every spare minute of my days) but lately I've found it extremely difficult to even work up the desire to put a kite in the air let alone actually do it.I went out once in the usual...


Bartman's Kite Adventures > I Want to Ride My Bicycle...

Posted 30 September 2011

The "Tumble" or "Cartwheel" but more accurately called the "Travelling Bicycle" kite maneuver is an interesting thing to wrap my head around.  This blog is more for my own mental clarification of the goal than to "teach" anyone anything or relate and interesting story.  It gives some insight into how my mind works for those...


Bartman's Kite Adventures > WSIKF - 2011

Posted 14 August 2011

Summary: It's been just under three weeks now since WSIKF finished up for 2011 and I've had lots of time to let everything sink in.Like hearing too much about a blockbuster movie and having all sorts of expectations only to be disappointed by the final film is sort of how I felt things may go this year. I'd been looking forward to this trip fo...


Bartman's Kite Adventures > Windscape 2011

Posted 11 July 2011

Wow, what a festival!June 25 and 26 in mostly 30 - 50 kph winds both days.  Saturday was sunny with partial clouds whereas Sunday was mostly cloudy with a couple rain storms moving through and cold winds. As someone said, as everyone huddled in a shelter during one one of the wind/rain storms, "Better more wind than no wind."Saturday probably...


Bartman's Kite Adventures > 2010 - the year in review

Posted 19 December 2010

My season starts, ideally, in March but realistically, and lately, in May.  This year was the worst start yet with weather (read snow and torrential rain well above normal amounts) that did not suit my fair-weather flying.  We didn't really see the rain slow down until the day before our Windscape festival which is mid June!  All in all I had only...