Idaho Kite Festival

by Micki
(Pocatello Idaho USA)

40 at a time.

40 at a time.

The Idaho Kite Festival's first train took to the sky in 2008.

I was so struck by the sight of 100-kite stacks floating over WSIKF that I came home and enlisted the team in creating our own. We used Dan Kurahashi's Malay kite design, and not a whole lot of technique. I have to admit that with Idaho winds, more gusts than the steady beach breezes of coastal festivals, we didn't have high hopes of flying it.

Unable to admit defeat during the rain and occasional breezes of 2008's Idaho Kite Festival, we dissembled our 130-kite train into 3 sections, and were able to fly the train... in parts... sometimes...

Stay tuned for our next effort - IKF 2009 is October 1-3!

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