JauntyJames
JauntyJames

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Hampshire College, MA, USA
Member Since: 22nd Dec 2004
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
newbie
Location: Rochdale
Member Since: 18th Feb 2005
Total posts: 15
Posted:i completely agree, I love kiting, haven't fone it in ages.

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ImmortalAngel
Scientist!
Location: Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
Member Since: 19th Jan 2004
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
JauntyJames

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Hampshire College, MA, USA
Member Since: 22nd Dec 2004
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
Lavatwilight

old hand
Location: Wellington somerset, UK
Member Since: 11th Aug 2004
Total posts: 834
Posted:mmmmm stunt kites, i wish mine wasnt broken frown

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Skulduggery
Skulduggery

Pirate Pixie Crew Captain
Location: Wales
Member Since: 12th Aug 2004
Total posts: 8428
Posted:I want to have a go at Kite buggying biggrin

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MEERCAT
MEERCAT

A Meerkat that eats chicken
Location: Cambridge UK
Member Since: 27th May 2002
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
Skulduggery

Pirate Pixie Crew Captain
Location: Wales
Member Since: 12th Aug 2004
Total posts: 8428
Posted:I hope it wasn't Lethal for your friend......

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JauntyJames
JauntyJames

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Hampshire College, MA, USA
Member Since: 22nd Dec 2004
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

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Lurch
Lurch

old hand
Location: Oregon
Member Since: 1st Nov 2003
Total posts: 929
Posted:So when do we get to see some Fire Kites?? wink devil

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ImmortalAngel
Scientist!
Location: Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
Member Since: 19th Jan 2004
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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