Kite Biographies


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Dan Tracy

On the Hawaiin Island of Maui, engineer Dan Tracy has developed a portable wind energy system which use kites (power-sails) to harness wind power...
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Don Tabor

Sport kite pioneer Don Tabor founded Top of the Line Kites and promoted the sport with his Top of the Line sport kite team. Winners of the first...
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Francisco Toledo

Notable Mexican artist Toledo has taken to the idea of kites as art. He has made and promoted kites in his Papel Taller, a paper-making and art...
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Hugh Tucker

“Stretch” quietly studied for years with Dom Jalbert and became a fine maker of parafoils. Developing his own parafoil designs, inspired by...
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Jon Trennepohl

A longtime fixture within the American sport kite community, Jon and wife Maryanne have built two successful kite businesses, Sky Shark Rods and...
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Kazue Tanaka

Kazue Tanaka’s small tombi-style birds incorporate the intricate structure critical to the kite’s design while featuring delicate and...
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Kazuo Tamura

If you are lucky enough to find the National Geographic footage on the kite battles in Shirone, you will soon come to know Kazuo Tamura. On the...
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Ken Tumminia

Longtime kite retailer Tumminia has been involved in the kite hotbed of the U.S. Northwest Coast. Selling, marketing, and flying his own...
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Leland Toy

In 1982, traveling the United States on his motorcycle, the Snail, Toy gathered information from many of the pioneers of the kite movement. He...
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Leon Teisserenc de Bort

A French meteorologist, Teisserenc de Bort is given credit for the discovery of the Stratoshpere in 1899, and is known in kite circles for the...
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