Peter Lynn

Peter Lynn

Kitemaker / Engineer / Inventor


Peter Lynn Kites

Ashburton, Canterbury NZ


I always knew I was going to change the world somehow, you know. You have the arrogance of youth, I think.

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Peter Lynn

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Milestones

Milestones

My road in life has been direct.
Says that between his arrogance of youth and the strong support of his parents, he always believed that he could change the world.
He was transfixed by kites from an early age; says the first time he saw one, it was "like a duckling that thinks the first thing it sees is its mother."
When he was young, he built a kite that couldn't fly, and says ever since then, he's been obsessed with building kites that work.
Besides just building kites, he also helped innovate and popularize the sports of kite buggying and kiteboarding.
Says he still doesn't completely understand his craft, yet he's spent the last 40 years enjoying the practice.
People tell him that with his skills, he should've built planes, or something that would "give back" to the world.
But his scores of happy customers would likely argue that he has, in fact, given back to the world in a fantastic way.
Says that it doesn't matter what your passion is-"if you concentrate on it, and you do it forever, there will be a place in the world for it."
Career

Career

Kitemaker / Engineer / Inventor

I design and build kites and helped popularize the sport of kiteboarding.

Career Roadmap

Roadmap
My work combines:
My work combines:
Design
Design
Engineering
Engineering
Building Things
Building Things