Team Kite Life is a performance kite team specializing in flying single, dual and quad line kites both indoors and out, rising to meet the most challenging kite environments and conditions.
Celebrating 31 years of selling fun & still soaring!
Our family owned and operated kite store is located on the Central Oregon Coast in the beach-side town of Newport .We started flying kites as a hobby back in 1980, and turned our hobby into our livelihood, as a retail kite store, in 1991. We now have retail space of over 6500 sq. ft, the largest kite store on the Pacific Coast. We have some of the best kite flying areas and we test fly everything we sell (tough job but someone has to do it!) We have a staff of very knowledgeable (somewhat opinionated) kite flyers to help you choose the kite that will fit your needs. We have a large variety of delta kites, diamond kites, dragon kites, box kites, Para foil kites and stunt kites, also known as sport kites or trick kites. There are also some very unique kites, plane kites, bird kites, and critter kites. Delta kites come in several sizes and some even include kite tails or spinners. Dragon Kites are fiberglass framed and easy to fly. Diamond kites are of course an old favorite. Box kites require a little more wind but are very high climbers. Para foil kites are easy to pack and store because they are frameless kites. Stunt kites are exciting and fun and a totally interactive kind of kite flying as you must continually steer the kite to keep it in the air. We also carry a wide variety of,windsocks, wind spinners and whirligigs, and more importantly, we actually have the items in stock for immediate shipment, unless you request a customized item.
The Kite Shoppe has been located in Vancouver, Washington, just across the Columbia River from Portland, Oregon, since September 2002. They stock a large selection of beginner, intermediate, competition level and specialty stunt/sport kites and accessories from all over the world. They also provide world class line sets and a wide range of framing parts to support kite building and repair. Kite fliers and enthusiasts from as far away as Argentina, Australia, Canada, Japan, China, Singapore, France, Spain, Taiwan, South America, South Africa and the United Kingdom have consistently been satisfied with our products and services.
The Rogue Valley Windchasers is a non-profit organization dedicated to the wonderful world of kite flying and kite making. This club was organized in April, 1998, had its first meeting in May, 1998 and the Articles of Incorporation and By-Laws were adopted June, 1998. It is affiliated with the state Associated Oregon Kiters (AOK) and the international American Kite flyers association (AKA). This club has been active for seventeen years with approximately 100 members of all ages. The club meets the first Thursday of each month in various places in Grants Pass. Check our web site for meeting location. The meetings begin at 6:00 p.m. and you are encouraged to come early and place your dinner order. These meetings are structured but very informal and it is not uncommon for members to erupt in hilarious laughter during discussions. The meetings are fun, informative and various programs are presented to the membership. Each member is kept informed as to what is going on locally, statewide and internationally. There is also a “fun-fly” held the first weekend of each month at South Beach in Crescent City, CA. (Anchor Harbor Way & Hwy. 101). These “fun-fly’s” are Saturday and Sunday and anyone who would like to fly a kite is welcome to join the fun! The kite flyers range from novice to expert and there is always help available.
“Without question, our ability to convey the sheer fun of flying a kite to someone who has never flown a kite before. I love to talk to potential customers about my introduction to kiting and the passion that has never left me. We get calls every day asking about a particular kite, but the conversation will quite often revolve about the customers flying experiences. Building a good and trusting relationship with a prospective buyer is far more important than making a quick sale.”