Of Rabbits and Kites

Every now and then either we pack our kite gear and go to Zagreb, Croatia – or our friends from Zmajoljupci – Croatian Kite Association visit us here in Ljubljana. This time it was their turn (we were in Croatia in August for the fantastic event in O., and are going back to the island … Read more

The One That Must Not Be Named

First, a disclaimer. The residents of the place the following paean is dedicated to, asked us if we could withhold its beautiful name, as they live in constant fear of hordes of modern tourists, the abominable infestation that has already claimed one picturesque spot after another, spreading like cancer, devouring beauty, trampling tranquility, dissecting serenity. … Read more

Fishing in the Sky

There are a few things that captivate and mesmerise people. An open flame. The clouds drifting across the sky. A stream, swirling and winding across the stones. And kites in the air. Kite flying is really zen. It’s simply the wind, the line singing, the kite dancing… you sit down, hold the line in one … Read more

Jolly Blue Giant

Slovenia is … an aeolically challenged country (more kiters than wind turbines here), and we constantly struggle with winds too low for decent kite aerial photography. We tried a lot of things, having different kite designs for most of the wind force spectrum – rokkakus for low, deltas for medium to strong, sled for strong … Read more

Relaxed Kite Flying at Rabbit’s Grove

‘Twas a nice Sunday … sunny, windy … just made for some relaxed kite flying. So we took our kites to Zajčja dobrava (‘Rabbit’s Grove’), a small landscape park on the eastern part of Ljubljana. There is not much to say; the place is less than ideal, a grove of trees just behind us did … Read more

New Guy in the Sky

We are oftentimes waxing poetically about our first KAP kite, the Venerable Blue Rokkaku. The constant praising of the old kite even while flying new(er) ones, and an opportunity of someone of us having a birthday, prompted the indomitable Janez Vizjak, founder, chief kite designer and kite maker of Dr.Agon kites, to make another Rokkaku … Read more

The Old Guy in the Sky

It wasn’t much of a KAP session… and we were back at the location we had flown over so many times before that we could make a fairly long movie just using the photos as frames. But this time was different – the old guy was back in the sky! This venerable blue Rokkaku was … Read more

Soaring Through the Crowd

We’ve already told you about the spectacular Jesolo Beach & Kite festival and the incredible aerial jam that the countless kites created in the gorgeous skies above Lido di Jesolo. But how does it feel to be up there with all the creatures of the air? Magnificent, we’d say. To experience that we just had … Read more