JauntyJamesSILVER Member
Carpal \'Tunnel
3,533 posts
Location: Hampshire College, MA, USA


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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GoblinBRONZE Member
newbie
15 posts
Location: Rochdale, United Kingdom


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

ImmortalAngelSILVER Member
Scientist!
578 posts
Location: Waterloo, Ontario, Canada


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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JauntyJamesSILVER Member
Carpal \'Tunnel
3,533 posts
Location: Hampshire College, MA, USA


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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LavatwilightGOLD Member
old hand
834 posts
Location: Wellington somerset, UK


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

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SkulduggeryGOLD Member
Pirate Pixie Crew Captain
8,428 posts
Location: Wales


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

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MEERCATBRONZE Member
A Meerkat that eats chicken
194 posts
Location: Cambridge UK


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

SkulduggeryGOLD Member
Pirate Pixie Crew Captain
8,428 posts
Location: Wales


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

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JauntyJamesSILVER Member
Carpal \'Tunnel
3,533 posts
Location: Hampshire College, MA, USA


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

"How do you know if you're happy or sad without a mask? Or angry? Or ready for dessert?"


LurchBRONZE Member
old hand
929 posts
Location: Oregon, USA


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

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ImmortalAngelSILVER Member
Scientist!
578 posts
Location: Waterloo, Ontario, Canada


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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