Sport Kite Podcast

Sport Kite Podcast

Join host Nic O'Neill and the panel of sport kite fliers as they go in depth into this simple object that has been a toy, an inspiration, a tool, a hobby, and more for countless people around the world. With interviews of professional kite fliers, designers, and builders discussing everything from the treasured past to the future. Expect to find a little bit of everything. If you are interested in sport kites, this is the place to be. Whether you are just getting started with your first sport kite, or have been flying for decades. There is something for everyone.

Episodes

August 25, 2022 16 min
Alright.....I am sharing some emotions I am going through right now, and why things have been a little chaotic. In talking with others, I was reminded that these emotions aren't unique to me, so wanted to share here.
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hey did you miss the podcast?? we are back after the short break!!!!
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July 26, 2022 22 min
Nic O'Neill talks about the Prism Synthesis, upcoming events, and the end of an era in this bonus episode for those of you not spending these great weather days on social media!!!
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July 20, 2022 22 min

This episode is for those that are looking to take their sport kite flying to a bit more of a professional level, and want to gain sponsorships for what they do. Some food for thought tho before you run out there and ask people for gear or money. 

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pause this week, with double episode next week!!!! host Nic O'Neill is busy at a sports convention in Las Vegas Nevada for the week, so will catch up next week. :)
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In this episode host Nic O'Neill sits down with several sport kite fliers at the Sport Kite Camp and discusses the idea of a new kite competition format. This may be the way of the future competition... if we can maybe do it with out the road flares, unicorns, and pitchforks.... or maybe we keep those. All comments and feedback welcome to info@sportkite.org

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June 30, 2022 25 min
Big news this week from Prism Kites in honor of their 30 years in the sport Kite world!!!! a new high end limited edition collectible kite hits the market as a labor of love born during the pandemic.
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in this episode Nic closes out the Sport kite Camp recap, shares some of the feedback and conversations including touching base on an overarching organization supporting the community, and the problems with sponsorships.
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June 18, 2022 24 min
A recap of the first day and a half of the inaugural sport kite camp, we have the weather, the dog staking, the team flying, and other people's kites!!!
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This weeks episode host Nic O'Neill talks about something near and dear to her heart with creating and fostering the 'virtual kite field' and fostering growth in our sport. Also, a short article on how the Wright brothers were actually quadline sport kite fliers!!!

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Nic O'Neill and Paul de Bakker are in a beach cottage talking about kite parts and their uses. Listen in to hear more about Ferrules, Bridles, frames, and sail design....oh and Sport Kite Camp!

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In this episode host Nic O'Neill share an article about the beginnings of the team that is arguably the founding fathers of the sport: Top of The Line, and shares some thoughts on what we can learn from them today.
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Have you had a hard time with the motivation to fly? here is the personal approach of Nic O'Neill to finding motivation again.
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Welcome to Season 3 of the Sport Kite podcast! We kick off this season with some new music, a bit of an update, and a group Q&A session with the usual cast plus two folks that called in with questions! This is the first part of the Q&A, and we will have more coming up soon!

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Rounding out the end of Women's History month is an interview with the 'Kite Shop Lady' Cassie Shook of Flying Smiles Kites.  She has been in the kite industry for a while, not only as a flier, but from a business side. She brings a big overview perspective to sport kite flying and shares her viewpoints from the side of the field, on the field, and supplying the field. 

 

After this episode we will be on break for a few...

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This is the final portion of the chat with the women of Sport Kite roundtable. There is some great insight from different parts of the globe, different ages, and different styles of flying. 

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In this episode we continue on with the group chat of women on the Sport Kite Field. This portion of the conversation includes more of an international view. The group shares some of the differences that they have encountered between the needs of men and women on the sport kite field when it comes to movement and equipment.

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March 10, 2022 47 min

In Honor of Women's History month here in the United States, Host Nic O'Neill gathered a few of the women of the sport kite field together to talk about some of the hard questions. First off, why don't we see more women on the sport kite field?!!?!?!?

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Following up with the second half of the conversation with Brett Marchel of Team Kite Life.... and other things. Don't forget to check out the first half of the interview in Episode 44!!!

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Following hot on the heels of the interview with Team Kite Life, host Nic O'Neill sits down with one of the team members and talks about his meteoric rise in the kite world. Brett Marchel is an exceptional photographer, connoisseur of ice cream, and passionate kite flier... among other things. 

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