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[ksurf] Re: BIG BIG BIG Big air

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  • Mark Tober
    short lines in strong winds, say 25 meters kite and the bridle, say 5 meters and 20 feet higher, say 6 meters A jump of more than 35 meters HIGH, then let go
    Message 1 of 1 , Nov 1, 1999
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      short lines in strong winds, say 25 meters
      kite and the bridle, say 5 meters
      and 20 feet higher, say 6 meters

      A jump of more than 35 meters HIGH, then let go of the kite and swim back
      ??? That's the same as jumping from the 8th floor of a building.

      In The Netherlands we say: "You see them fly!"



      >Elliott Leboe and others were riding in some serious wind --
      >average 30 knots probably. Some of the wakeboard guys can
      >hold down a two-line Wipika 5.0 in a LOT of wind. Anyway
      >most guys were jumping about 30 feet. On one jump, Elliott
      >got boosted 20 feet higher than the KITES of the other
      >guys -- 20 feet higher than kites that were flying.
      >
      >He let go and made a big splash. Kite blew away
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