As of December 31, I am going to retire (for the third time), and leave the retail KAP business.
I turned 80 in November, and as some of you know, my feet sorta gave up long ago, so I don't fly kites much anymore. Time to do my photography on the ground now.
Happily, my kits, parts and accessories will still be available through their new home at Great Winds Kite Company in Seattle. Ken Conrad and Suzanne Sadow held my hand when I went into the kite business in the 80s, and Ken is responsible for pushing me into the KAP Kit business in 1999. While they no longer operate a retail store, their sled kits and printed ripstop kites are widely distributed to schools and the outdoor recreation industry. Ken and Suzanne are perfectly suited to take over www.brooxes.com.
Peter Bults will continue to sell brooxes equipment to Europe and the rest of the world through www.kapshop.com.
Changing over the brooxes.com website and PayPal accounts and moving stock to Seattle will take a couple of weeks, so the site will be closed for business until mid-January. We'll let you know when www.brooxes.com is again open for business.
Thanks to this wonderful KAP community for your support over the years. You're a great bunch, and I've had a stimulating and fulfilling ride with you. But I'm looking forward to having a bit more time without the daily pressures of an online business. I'll still visit the old online haunts, but leave the selling to others.