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Kite question of the century

Postby gareth » Sun Jan 04, 2004 12:38 am

If you are sitting on a really high bridge, flying your kite over your head, can your fly it right around under your feet. Please think carefully before answering.

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Postby cyclone » Sun Jan 04, 2004 12:49 am

Assuming the bridge doesnt get in the way and you dont get pulled of it, sure... the kite will zenith in the vertically down position (this is where the bridge would get in the way)

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Postby sq225917 » Sun Jan 04, 2004 1:04 am

if you are sittign on a really high bridge i guess the question you want to be asking is why am i flying my kite here.

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Postby window guy » Sun Jan 04, 2004 1:04 am

cyclone wrote:Assuming the bridge doesnt get in the way and you dont get pulled of it, sure... the kite will zenith in the vertically down position (this is where the bridge would get in the way)

only a bored to tears person would think of such a question LOL

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Postby MadMick » Sun Jan 04, 2004 1:10 am

window guy wrote:
cyclone wrote:Assuming the bridge doesnt get in the way and you dont get pulled of it, sure... the kite will zenith in the vertically down position (this is where the bridge would get in the way)

only a bored to tears person would think of such a question LOL
And only a more bored person would respond!

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Postby Ozone Kites AUS » Sun Jan 04, 2004 10:14 pm

sq225917 wrote:if you are sittign on a really high bridge i guess the question you want to be asking is why am i flying my kite here.
:o
Because you can, and because the question was a hypothetical or the poster has a stunt kite, it can be done, is awesome fun, and everyone who actually likes to fly kites, not just into kiteboarding for the "look at me" factor, should do at least once in their lives.
Same with indoor kite flying, but maybe thats for total addicts like me?

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Postby doofus » Mon Jan 05, 2004 4:40 am

yeah it'll fly upside down

we fly our kites on top of a 25m steep sanddune and can get them to touch the beach at more than 45 degrees

the kite will prolly fly better upside down as it is being gravity assisted

dumb question though


even dumber question:

when using 10m lines would a loop be possible?

u know like paragliders do, ah forget it it's too dumb

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Postby BLOWN AWAY » Mon Jan 05, 2004 5:23 am

the answer is yes... because even if there was no wind at all the gravity would create the pull... of course we are talking about LEI kites here...

interesting 2 c what foils do. maybe PMU would care to share his great theories with us.

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Postby Nico » Mon Jan 05, 2004 7:19 am

Forget the bridge, and think of a hot air balloon.
That could work pretty well no?
Aside from the fact that you would move at about the same speed as the wind and therefore have no wind for your kite.
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Postby wolfje » Mon Jan 05, 2004 9:29 am

the kite should go down for sure but would it go up again???or should it lose to much speed??


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