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Re: Nick Jacobsen World Record 277 Meter with Team Brunel

Postby longwhitecloud » Fri Dec 08, 2017 6:23 am

Nutter. I used to dream of jumping off high rise buildings with my kite years ago. He actually did it!

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Re: Nick Jacobsen World Record 277 Meter with Team Brunel

Postby Ateka » Fri Dec 08, 2017 11:40 am

safety :?: :-o
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Re: Nick Jacobsen World Record 277 Meter with Team Brunel

Postby DWX » Fri Dec 08, 2017 12:30 pm

I love Nick ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

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Re: Nick Jacobsen World Record 277 Meter with Team Brunel

Postby Jelle_vw » Fri Dec 08, 2017 12:39 pm

Mossy 757 wrote:
Thu Dec 07, 2017 8:43 pm
This is not good for the kiting community. I don't care what precautions were taken in the production of this clip, this is some irresponsible shit that will only encourage amateurs to take unnecessary risks that could be damaging to the public image of our sport.

This goes in the same category as guys jumping over concrete piers during massive hurricanes. Poor ambassadorship of our sport to the media-consuming public.
Don't over react dude. Everybody knows Nick is not the average kiter.

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Re: Nick Jacobsen World Record 277 Meter with Team Brunel

Postby Lokihel » Fri Dec 08, 2017 1:34 pm

Not even a handlepass on the way down?


I wonder what he would do if his board somehow slipped off his feet

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Re: Nick Jacobsen World Record 277 Meter with Team Brunel

Postby Bletti » Fri Dec 08, 2017 11:53 pm

Ateka wrote:
Fri Dec 08, 2017 11:40 am
safety :?: :-o
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I personally think that's safer not using the donkey dick as he's wearing a parachute and can more easily jettison the kite and bar if something breaks.

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Re: Nick Jacobsen World Record 277 Meter with Team Brunel

Postby kas911 » Fri Dec 08, 2017 11:58 pm

Imagine what he could do in boots :o

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Re: Nick Jacobsen World Record 277 Meter with Team Brunel

Postby fernmanus » Sat Dec 09, 2017 8:54 pm

So why is it that a pro kiter towed up to 270m and gliding down is considered “cool”, but gliding 100m of the deck over the snow is considered foolish?

My 2 cents is that the tow up is the kook part. The force on the lines gliding down is minimal compared to the tow up. Oh and it is great that he wore a parachute, but if the line snaps when you are under 100M off the deck, you don’t have enough time to deploy.

It is a stunt, doesn’t take much talent, just big ones.


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