The Kite Stop Blog
News and views from John Lutter, owner and chief kite pusher for Kite StopSubscribe in a reader
Published by John Lutter on Tuesday, October 25, 2016
We've all heard the saying, "All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy." This proverb dates back hundreds of years, and refers to the idea that without time away from "work" a person becomes bored and/or boring.
Published by John Lutter on Wednesday, September 14, 2016
Facebook and social media are great for sharing pictures and videos of kites. Sometimes a video or photo goes viral, and people become enthralled by an exotic kite and call to see how can they get one. Unfortunately, many of the kites you see online are custom made or are one-of-a-kind works of art... That is what makes them special.
Published by John Lutter on Tuesday, November 19, 2013
Every once in awhile, I ask myself why I sell kites. There are hundreds of businesses out there that I could be running, and probably a few that could be much more lucrative. But then I reflect on some of the emails I've received over the years.
Published by John Lutter on Friday, September 06, 2013
I often get asked "What makes a good kite?" and this can be as varied an answer as there are styles of kites. But I'm going to try and break it down into the most basic parts : Fabric, Frame, Visual Appeal, and Flight.
Published by John Lutter on Friday, March 22, 2013
When I received an email from the Region 4 Director of AKA trying to find available stunt kite pilots in the Orlando area to fly in a lagoon show at Sea World, little did I know what I was getting into. This was a dream opportunity. How often do you get a chance to fly kites AND get paid for it.