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« on: October 15, 2009, 08:22 PM »

Sorry folks...wasn't sure where to post this exactly: 

I'm going to be in downtown D.C. for the next three days and was wondering if there is a kite shop in the area?   Many years ago there was one right in Georgetown but I'm pretty sure that is long gone...was a very good shop though.

Any thoughts?

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« Reply #1 on: October 16, 2009, 12:10 AM »

I know there are kites forsale in the airal museum or whatever, but i dont remember any like, legit kite shops. The last time I went was in 8th grade, its been while hahaha. (5, 6 years?)
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« Reply #2 on: October 16, 2009, 12:11 AM »

also most of the kites there were like, new tech stuff. I remember a lot of Cherry Bombs and Technos. I think I saw a decent amout of Prism too
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« Reply #3 on: October 16, 2009, 03:52 AM »

Thanks guys...I'll check it out.

I wonder what happened to the kite shop in Georgetown?   I think I first stumbled across it in the late seventies or early eighties.  I may have been called Go Fly a Kite and I remember they also had a lot of kite building materials.

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« Reply #4 on: October 16, 2009, 05:56 AM »

a good resource:
http://www.gombergkites.com/dir.html
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« Reply #5 on: October 16, 2009, 11:02 AM »

there has not been an actual kite shop in DC since the early 90s.  The only real place to get them is at the NASM.
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« Reply #6 on: October 16, 2009, 11:11 AM »

I'm going to be in downtown D.C. for the next three days and was wondering if there is a kite shop in the area?   Many years ago there was one right in Georgetown but I'm pretty sure that is long gone...was a very good shop though.


That shop was called The Kite Site and it closed many years ago. Pity...

http://www.drachen.org/journals/a11/Storeasclubhouse.pdf
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« Reply #7 on: October 17, 2009, 02:37 PM »

The Air and Space Museum on the Mall does sell some stuff...mostly single line lower end things.  They used to carry VERY low end dual-line stuff but not sure what they have currently.

Although not downtown, there is a shop in the VA suburbs...

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« Reply #8 on: October 20, 2009, 03:49 PM »

Thanks for the info guys.  It rained the entire weekend in DC so there was no kite flying done at all on the Mall.  Pity.

Also, I did visit the gift shop at the Air and Space Museum but there wasn't one kite in sight nor anything kite related.   I asked a clerk about it and was told everything had been put away for the winter.   I could be wrong, but I don't remember the kite stuff being a seasonal item...but I guess it is now.

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« Reply #9 on: October 21, 2009, 11:43 AM »

Steve,

Yeah, Saturday was the pits as far as weather goes...it is not usually that cold AND rainy here in DC in October.  You shoulda been here yesterday! lol Cheesy Grin

Most of the kiters in DC fly year round, so next time you're coming out give a shout and we'll plan to hook  up with you somewhere!

Jim
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