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Worlds longest kite hang time

Postby Toby » Wed Nov 25, 2015 3:12 pm

Worlds longest kite hang time

Raw video from my longest jump on inflatable, non modified, production kite using the updraft on the cliff. I am flying 17m Crazyfly Cruze with about 20 knots wind and waist Dakine Pyro harness.
If you know about longer flight, please post link in comments and I will change the title of this video.
No need to say that this is dangerous, kites are not made for this type of flying so don't try this!

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Re: Worlds longest kite hang time

Postby plummet » Wed Nov 25, 2015 7:34 pm

I don't think the title of hang time is appropriate. In my mind hang time is the amount of time spent in the air jumping on the water or flat land.

This is ridge lift or ridge gliding or something.... its completely different. Also if there's no take off and landing on some form of board I don't see it as any form of kitesport record.

Its simply a dude using inappropriate and dangerous equipnment to go paragliding.

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Re: Worlds longest kite hang time

Postby RedSky » Thu Nov 26, 2015 6:09 am

I'd love to do that. Here's a favorite of mine from way back.

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Re: Worlds longest kite hang time

Postby NHKitesurfer » Thu Dec 10, 2015 6:12 pm

Silly question but how exactly do you come down? Slowly let out the bar?

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Re: Worlds longest kite hang time

Postby joriws » Thu Dec 10, 2015 6:43 pm

NHKitesurfer wrote:Silly question but how exactly do you come down? Slowly let out the bar?
Two generic options. Fly away from ridge lift zone usually to upwind or like you said decrease AoA. Or both. Usually the worst place is to drift to turbulent rotor downwind from the ridge.

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Re: Worlds longest kite hang time

Postby yomotha » Thu Dec 10, 2015 9:55 pm

Agreed, this is definitely not "hang time"; this is flying/soaring.

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