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Re: As high as a kite...

Postby fourperf » Fri Nov 09, 2012 8:11 pm

yup, here it is. fun until it goes wrong

http://kiteflix.com/index.php?video_id=68

if the link doesnt work type neil hutchinson into the search field. Its the 100 foot fall vid

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Re: As high as a kite...

Postby jedi1 » Fri Nov 09, 2012 8:54 pm

Image

This fits the topic's title more :wink:

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Re: As high as a kite...

Postby Bille » Fri Nov 09, 2012 9:14 pm

edt wrote:friends if you do this, please take a paragliding course, ...


When towing a Para glider , the piece of equipment that makes it "Safer"
than what that guy did , is the payout winch . It works kinda like the star-drag adjustment
on a fishing-reel ; adjust the pressure on the drum, and if it goes over then the drum turns
and the line feeds out. It cuts down on the number of lock-outs that can occur. Even with
that system i have had to abort about 2 to 3% of all tows i've done with a PG. That's two
to three f*ck-ups out of every one-hundred.

Then the Release system will screw-up about
1 to 2% of the time and the tow-line will need to get sliced with a hook-knife.

And last there's the PG itself ; it won't preform to optimum every time either.

So knowing what i know about towing PG :
I would "Never" do what that guy did , the risk/reward is WAY better with the PG,
and i --Have/might-- get to thermal to 11K after release from the tow with a PG .

Best This guy can hope for is to survive the small rush he got from doing something
Stupid ; it would rank right up there with sniffing Glue for a High, i'd rather use JD &
pot because it seams like the brain cells might last a Lil Longer !!

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Re: As high as a kite...

Postby KYLakeKiter » Fri Nov 09, 2012 10:10 pm

OK, I see now. All the boredom of parasailing without the luxury of a real parachute. :-? To each his own. Thanks for the explaination.

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Re: As high as a kite...

Postby peterheirman » Fri Nov 09, 2012 10:42 pm

Already in 2005 we could jump as high as a kite.
The trick is to use a small wave (less than 1 foot) in knee deep water and the right timing.

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Re: As high as a kite...

Postby Colin Lowe » Fri Nov 09, 2012 11:12 pm

Not sure if the YouTube link will work. Here is a short video I took in July 2010 while in Cabarete

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vx7ciJQLDYg



Enjoy.....But don't try it yourself.....Stay safe.

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Re: As high as a kite...

Postby waynepjh » Sat Nov 10, 2012 3:58 pm

You can't lockout towing up with a kite. Lines are too long and you still have the full steering of the kite. Not that this is a safe practice but its fun I recommend holding the rope so you can let go if there is sudden shock loading.
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Re: As high as a kite...

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Re: As high as a kite...

Postby joriws » Tue Nov 13, 2012 8:41 am

jedi1 wrote:This fits the topic's title more :wink:


No, all but you know that your pic is a perspective trick. You are not even half the height of the kite behind and the topic is "as high as a kite".

With "proofs" like that I can show you that I can jump about 400m high as tower below me is 135m. And on the left you can see another kite, I am wayyyy over it.
perspective-proof.jpg


This is a helmet cam video frame of a low wind lake session 5-7m/s gusting wind. It is not a blood freezing jump or anything I'd call high, but it is a jump to kite's height. I just posted this to give an example.
speedi-vertailua.mp4_snapshot_02.19_[2012.11.07_13.44.00].jpg


Sorry of being too serious about this.. :cry:

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Re: As high as a kite...

Postby kas911 » Tue Nov 13, 2012 3:01 pm

joriws wrote:
jedi1 wrote:This fits the topic's title more :wink:


No, all but you know that your pic is a perspective trick. You are not even half the height of the kite behind and the topic is "as high as a kite"


No shit Sherlock :lol:


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