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Re: Upwind - Launch of a Sport. The history of Kitesurfing

Postby L0KI » Sun Dec 16, 2012 8:26 am

Downloaded it...never a virus problem with a Mac.

Watched it....was great.
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Re: Upwind - Launch of a Sport. The history of Kitesurfing

Postby pndLA » Sun Dec 16, 2012 10:21 am

Last edited by flybykite on Thu Dec 13, 2012 4:00 am, edited 1 time in total.


nice!!! i was looking for a torrent just latetly as the movie came back on my mind...
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Re: Upwind - Launch of a Sport. The history of Kitesurfing

Postby POACHER » Sun Dec 16, 2012 11:25 pm

Thanks for putting it on Vimeo Wazzaah!

Great movie.

Makes me kinda wish I kept my Naish AR 3.5...........
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Re: Upwind - Launch of a Sport. The history of Kitesurfing

Postby shawn13 » Thu Aug 15, 2013 11:48 am

WOW! I watched this movie last night on Youtube finally!

What a great doc on the sport. The early 2 line kites and foils, and how much these guys respect Wainman's tricks. The early bars with the spool for the lines and they could self relaunch from the water by spooling out. So much history and engineering progression in the film.

A must see for any kiter! Go to youtube now and watch!!!!


The one the that pooped out at me was the kite community. He said something like this:

"When you got to the beach and you saw another kiter you were instantly excited and became friends, because you know that they will probably be the one launching and landing your kite for you"

I think this aspect is disappearing. We need to be a closer community so there aren't 'kooks' and beaches remain safe and kite friendly.

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Re: Upwind - Launch of a Sport. The history of Kitesurfing

Postby Toby » Thu Aug 15, 2013 11:23 pm

true, in the beginning it was like this...getting more and more anonymous!
too bad...but things like a monthly meeting in areas can help to have a better atmosphere, since you know the people when you get to the beach, and also can share rides!

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Re: Upwind - Launch of a Sport. The history of Kitesurfing

Postby MikeZ » Fri Aug 16, 2013 6:16 am

Random question, guys...

What's the Hawaiian steel guitar song that plays over the beginning of the credits, starting at about 51:45.

Check it out at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e61HxV2Hquw

I know this song, but it's driving me nuts that I can't name it...

Thanks


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Re: Upwind - Launch of a Sport. The history of Kitesurfing

Postby Toby » Fri Aug 16, 2013 8:45 am

get yourself a smart phone and install "Shazam" or "Soundhound" ;-)

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Re: Upwind - Launch of a Sport. The history of Kitesurfing

Postby hajvar » Fri Aug 16, 2013 11:12 am

What's the song playing on Lou's part at 27:00
Help!

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Re: Upwind - Launch of a Sport. The history of Kitesurfing

Postby ronnie » Fri Aug 16, 2013 12:34 pm

MikeZ wrote:Random question, guys...

What's the Hawaiian steel guitar song that plays over the beginning of the credits, starting at about 51:45.

I know this song, but it's driving me nuts that I can't name it...

Thanks




OOps Toby got there before me.

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Re: Upwind - Launch of a Sport. The history of Kitesurfing

Postby Kamikuza » Fri Aug 16, 2013 12:37 pm

shawn13 wrote:WOW! I watched this movie last night on Youtube finally!

What a great doc on the sport. The early 2 line kites and foils, and how much these guys respect Wainman's tricks. The early bars with the spool for the lines and they could self relaunch from the water by spooling out. So much history and engineering progression in the film.

A must see for any kiter! Go to youtube now and watch!!!!


The one the that pooped out at me was the kite community. He said something like this:

"When you got to the beach and you saw another kiter you were instantly excited and became friends, because you know that they will probably be the one launching and landing your kite for you"

I think this aspect is disappearing. We need to be a closer community so there aren't 'kooks' and beaches remain safe and kite friendly.

In Thailand now - everyone comes up and says hi, hows the wind etc. Met everyone who kites and it's been great.

Bit different in Japan . . .


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