Quad line sport kite demo team


AIR4CE is a stunt kite demo team that is exclusively flying quad line kites (hence the 4 in the name). It is the only team of its kind in the Netherlands and consists of Marc van der Graaf, Stephen Versteegh, Alard van den Bos, Remco de Beijer and Mark Maier.

Marc van der Graaf presently holds the title of Dutch Champion multi-line stunt kites for the second consecutive year. Stephen Versteegh also is an internationally-renowned kite flyer and formerĀ  multiple Dutch Champion in dual-line stunt kites, and European Champion dual-line stunt kites. AIR4CE members take part in demonstrations and competitions all across Europe.

Quad-line stunt kites have existed since the late 1980s but they still are a rare species of kites. Controlled by four lines they can perform maneuvers that no other type of kite can do: Quad-line kites can fly forwards, sideward and in reverse. They can hover motionless in any position, e.g. upright, upside down or facing to the side. Perhaps the most astonishing feature of quad line kites is that they can do a stop from full speed anywhere in mid-air. They can be flown with very high precision, i.e. within centimetres from the ground or obstacles, or from other kites.

In team flying, the above-mentioned aeronautical capabilities of quad-line flight are used extensively. This allows coordinated moves that are unlike any other team flying in the kite world, and absolutely amazing to watch. Not only can the kites fly extremely close to each other, but their ability to stop and pivot in mid-air, and the full control of the kite’s speed at any time allow unequalled precision in flight.

The AIR4CE team provides demonstrations of kite routines, ballets and improvisations with between one and up to five kites at the same time. Routines and ballets are flown to music. In our demonstrations the audience can experience the full potential of quad line kites, with the most radical moves found in the kite world.

Depending on the wind conditions, AIR4CE use various designs of ‘Revolution’ type quad line kites. Those kites can fly from 1 Bft to up to 6 Bft, some especially designed versions even go up to 8 Bft.

For more detailed information visit our website at www.air-4-ce.nl