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jrfiol
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Was this posted? faster than a kite

Postby jrfiol » Sun Jun 30, 2013 2:24 am

http://www.cnn.com/video/?/video/sports/2013/03/14/mainsail-paul-larsen-c.cnn#/video/sports/2013/03/14/mainsail-paul-larsen-c.cnn

i searched for Larsen in the forum and could not find this news from march this year.

Pretty cool stuff, Do y'all think the kites will get to 65?

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Re: Was this posted? faster than a kite

Postby Toby » Sun Jun 30, 2013 2:52 am

old stuff, we saw it before ;-)

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Re: Was this posted? faster than a kite

Postby jrfiol » Sun Jun 30, 2013 3:22 am

Toby wrote:old stuff, we saw it before ;-)


The shame!!! haha,

So what is the latest score? Who has the speed record?

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Re: Was this posted? faster than a kite

Postby Slappysan » Sun Jun 30, 2013 6:04 am

Even though the sailrocket has the record most people think it's cheating because it can only sail in one direction and is more or less useless in a practical sense.

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Re: Was this posted? faster than a kite

Postby Metaphor_ » Sun Jun 30, 2013 7:56 am

I love how it's so freakishly engineered just to gain a few knots over a kite's top speed. I mean, great engineering feat, but it also cost $300,000 to build.

I'm excited about this struggle of pilot skill (kiteboarding) against the forward march of pure technology (Sailrocket). Pretty impressive that guys are able to approach the world record and potentially reclaim it with only a board under them and a kite in the sky.

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Re: Was this posted? faster than a kite

Postby alexrider » Sun Jun 30, 2013 2:07 pm

Slappysan wrote:Even though the sailrocket has the record most people think it's cheating because it can only sail in one direction and is more or less useless in a practical sense.

Kitesurfing is so useful, in the practical sense! :lol: :lol: :lol:

As a matter of fact, kitesurfing, like music and art, is such a beautiful activity precisely because it doesn't serve any practical purpose, provided being able to tack both ways isn't one.

Only leg pulling. ;-)

Alex


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