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America's Cup kite races

Postby Al-Kite-A » Fri Aug 02, 2013 7:45 pm

Here are a few videos from the AC Open kite races a few weeks ago.
It was cool to have millions of dollars of assets setting up a course for us :)



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Re: America's Cup kite races

Postby Jojo1 » Sat Aug 03, 2013 10:22 am

Best ever ,kite race, videos!

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Re: America's Cup kite races

Postby Toby » Sat Aug 03, 2013 10:41 am

0:52 of the first video...the guys got lucky there...fins forward...close call.

There should be a safety rule...you get lifted of the water you have to get out of the straps.

Those fins are a killer...
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Re: America's Cup kite races

Postby Toby » Sat Aug 03, 2013 10:46 am

that big LED counting down the time is a must have for all races IMO !
Great to see when you are approaching the start line!

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Re: America's Cup kite races

Postby Thieu » Sat Aug 03, 2013 11:46 am

does anyone organized / seen / experienced a "match race" competition between kiteboarders ? (just like in Americas Cup). It could be a great show

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Re: America's Cup kite races

Postby ronnie » Sat Aug 03, 2013 6:45 pm

Thieu wrote:does anyone organized / seen / experienced a "match race" competition between kiteboarders ? (just like in Americas Cup). It could be a great show


The first video was pretty much a match race between Johnny and Joey. Neck and neck sprinting to the finish when a kiter on port tack goes between them, forcing Joey to raise his kite and lose any chance of winning.

The best videos I have seen of course racing - especially the first one. Looks exhausting and right on the edge of control.

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Re: America's Cup kite races

Postby holden » Mon Aug 05, 2013 9:55 am

best race footage ever, i love it! thanks for sharing!

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