Girl lofted into building captured on video!
For "real" on a hot Oz TV series, Rescue Special Ops.
You can see the kitesurfer lofting sequence and rescue in this clip. No blood or anything, totally conscious and just hanging around. Dramatic and highly believable TV, uh right!
Here is some background on the series:
"Dean and Chase Gallagher are brothers. Competitive alpha males, they argue over everything, agree on nothing, but defend each other from outsiders no matter what. They're also members of the Special Operations Rescue Unit. Experienced paramedics in peak physical condition, they're called in for complex search and rescue operations. With the latest in tools and training, they can access anyone, anywhere, under any conditions."
So, that explains two full grown guys wrestling like kids on the spur of the moment in the sand. No worries, the horseplay is interrupted when a twin tip almost slices into them mysteriously out of the sky.
A lady, previously shredding easily in lighter wind in waves is suddenly lofted hundreds of yards to the upper story of a condo. Fortunately she only snagged her kite on the roof and wasn't smashed to jelly on high speed impact with the wall? Hey Neil, do SS Rallys really boost this well in lighter wind on 15 m lines? I'm impressed! Then again she would probably be within 15 ft. of the ground on a normal line set, how would that play?
Removing the offending spreader bar, the second one?
Maybe the makeup helps her boost so well? We really need to know the secret, this could revolutionize kiting as we know it!
Just found a complete copy of the episode if you are curious at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H5gCa...ayer_embedded#!
Another cliff hanger, uh hanging. How did she get up there anyway? Is this an Australian thing decorating buildings with unlikely Sheilas?
It makes me feel better to know that inane, poorly thought out TV drama extends beyond the US. Then again in fairness, I haven't see the complete episode yet maybe it really isn't that bad?
Last edited by RickI; 09-01-2011 at 12:14 PM.