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JauntyJames
SILVER Member since Dec 2004

JauntyJames

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Hampshire College, MA, USA

Total posts: 3533
Posted:kinda streaches the limits of what qualifies to be on this forum, but anybody out there use stunt kites? i've got a couple, and i love 'em. the one that actually belongs to me as opposed to me folks is named "skippy the destroyer". flying my stunt kites is the main reason i go to the beach, it's the best place to get a decent wind. who would swim when you could be flying a kite?

-James

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Goblin
BRONZE Member since Feb 2005

newbie
Location: Rochdale

Total posts: 15
Posted:i completely agree, I love kiting, haven't fone it in ages.

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ImmortalAngel
SILVER Member since Jan 2004

Scientist!
Location: Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

Total posts: 578
Posted:Stunt kites? Is that when you're like on a wake board attached to a kite? I saw some crazy stuff like that in Florida on vacation?
I see no reason you couldn't do the same thing on land? Get a big enough kite and you're good biggrin


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JauntyJames
SILVER Member since Dec 2004

JauntyJames

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Hampshire College, MA, USA

Total posts: 3533
Posted:naw, the kites aren't propelling you, you just have either two or four stings instead of the standard two, and you make them twirl around in the sky. i saw a program on PBS where people where trying to sled to the south pole with kites as propulsion, it was wicked cool even if it didn't work.

-James

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Lavatwilight
GOLD Member since Aug 2004

Lavatwilight

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Location: Wellington somerset, UK

Total posts: 834
Posted:mmmmm stunt kites, i wish mine wasnt broken frown

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Skulduggery
GOLD Member since Aug 2004

Skulduggery

Pirate Pixie Crew Captain
Location: Wales

Total posts: 8428
Posted:I want to have a go at Kite buggying biggrin

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MEERCAT
BRONZE Member since May 2002

MEERCAT

A Meerkat that eats chicken
Location: Cambridge UK

Total posts: 194
Posted:
I flew my stunt kite today and ended up losing control and hit my friend in the head which was not funny at the time but hey i find it funny now. they are lethal once you built up a bit of speed. rolleyes


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Skulduggery
GOLD Member since Aug 2004

Skulduggery

Pirate Pixie Crew Captain
Location: Wales

Total posts: 8428
Posted:I hope it wasn't Lethal for your friend......

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JauntyJames
SILVER Member since Dec 2004

JauntyJames

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Hampshire College, MA, USA

Total posts: 3533
Posted:i like it how Lethal is capitolized.... i hit my mom once. i was feeling kinda dead, and she convinced me to have a go, and launched it for me. five seconds later i hit her right in the head, and i felt terrible ooooops

-James

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Lurch
BRONZE Member since Nov 2003

Lurch

old hand
Location: Oregon

Total posts: 929
Posted:So when do we get to see some Fire Kites?? wink devil

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ImmortalAngel
SILVER Member since Jan 2004

Scientist!
Location: Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

Total posts: 578
Posted:once you can find winds strong enough at night to propel the weight of the parafin soaked kevlar and airplane cords wink

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