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Black Sea Kite Festival 2012

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For the first time a kite festival took place in Romania. Kite-Team-Austria followed the invitation to join in and paint the sky at the Black Sea Kite Festival/Mamaia Beach. The public event was organized by AMA (Arts Management Association), a cultural, non-governmental, nonprofit association – a young and dedicated team, focused on creating opportunities and bridges in a cultural environment. Kitefliers from Austria, Bali, Denmark, Germany, Great Britan and the Netherlands spent 5 days at the Black Sea to show their creations to the visitors, directly at the shore of the Black...

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Workshop Eddy Arch

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Our first official Kite-Team-Austria workshop took place at Biedermannsdorf on the 17. March 2012. 8 participants joined in to build an Eddy Arch in the colors of the Austrian flag – red-white-red. Earlier in the year the team met to develop a prototyp and testfly it. The following requirements had to be fulfilled by the kite arch: can be built in one day by medium experienced kite makers can be flown solo or in combination with other arches from the workshop shows the Austrian colors The result: 10 Eddy kites in an arch, each 80 cm high and wide, 3 tails, each 250 cm long (2,5 cm...

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Pasir Gudang 2012 – The Festival

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After a week of sight seeing and lots of plentyful meals, we headed further south to Pasir Gudang, to take part in the 17th Pasir Gudang World Kite Festival. All the kiteflyers stay in the same hotel, making the community stronger. Meals are taken together and pool partys take place almost every day.   The richness in details achieved by the paper layering technique is simply incredible. This is not just kite making, it is a really seriously taken art form.   Besides the low to no wind we had diluvian showers, flooding the field within minutes. A tropical thunderstorm raged...

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Pasir Gudang 2012 – Getting there

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Once again our team took a trip to Malaysia, this time with destination Pasir Gudang. But first we had some days to get accustomed to the tropical climate during our stay in Shah Alam, taking day trips to the Street of Malacca and Kuala Lumpur. Thanks to Chang and Joyce for their hospitality! Visiting KL without passing by the Petronas Towers is almost impossible. They reach 452 m into the Malay sky. It is accompanied by the 412 m high Kuala Lumpur Tower.   Concrete, glass and steel are just one part of KL, still there are some silent and traditional places to be found, like an old...

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One Sky – One World 2011

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  This year, following an old tradition, the Austrian kiteflyers met in Tulln (Lower Austria), the hotspot of the national sugar production, to take their kites to the sky, to clearly state: We live in one world – under one sky. Altough the weather gods grumbled in the beginning, the afternoon brought us a wonderful blue/cloudy sky and enough wind to let our kites carry the message ‘one sky one world’ out to the people. This annual kite event takes place wherever kiteflyers come together on the second sunday in October, this year for the 26th time.   Our team...

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Berlin-Brandenburg 2011

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The Kite-Team-Austria rushed to Potsdam over the weekend (17th-18th Sept.) to attend the Berlin-Brandenburg kitefestival 2011, like the ‘Running Bears’ in our dedicated Rokkaku project.   Organized by Michael Steltzer for the 23rd time, kiteflyers from Germany, Sweden, Hungary, France and Austria came to spend a wonderful weekend near the German capital of Berlin. With France being in the limelight, the visitors got to experience live music by FanfarFelue, delightful Revolution demonstrations by the Crazy Drivers Rev Team (Damien & Fabrice) and kiteflyers from...

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