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Re: What if you pump a kite with helium?

Postby Thor SFBay » Wed Jun 04, 2014 5:36 pm

Supposedly a guy actually tried pumping helium into his kite years ago at Sherman Island. He claims that the kite stayed in the air better during lulls and was easier to relaunch but the difference was fairly small. At the time, it cost about $15 to fill his kite with helium and it leaked out so quickly that it was only good for about 1/2 hour before the kite started getting too soft.

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Re: What if you pump a kite with helium?

Postby tomatkins » Wed Jun 04, 2014 7:53 pm

Imagine the "bad press" kiteboarding would get if it turns out that filling kites with helium make them work a lot better than using actual air. ... 39108.html

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Re: What if you pump a kite with helium?

Postby zfennell » Wed Jun 04, 2014 8:01 pm

chemosavi wrote:.
Better than helium is to jam a tube up a cow's ass and connect the other end to your kite.

Wait an hour or so and strike a match to the kite.

Chances are, momentarily at least, it will be lighter than air.
but will you still be able to sound like donald duck as the noodle goes limp?

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