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Old 08-19-2008, 12:29 AM
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the idiot get thrown down the beach and into the road on baynews9?

was in miami, it looked WINDY. he got yanked a good 25 feet up and like 50 feet onto the sand at probably about 35mph. then thrown again into the road

i have it recored on my cable box, can't find it on their website.
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Old 08-19-2008, 12:39 AM
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That will probably be national tomorrow morning.
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Old 08-19-2008, 05:04 AM
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Old 08-19-2008, 05:35 AM
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was national last night
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Old 08-19-2008, 05:45 AM
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Old 08-19-2008, 07:11 AM
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Does anyone know if it made the national news, like CNN or similar? I hope not, although I can't see the news passing this footage up.
No doubt it's gonna spread like a virus on YouTube.
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Old 08-19-2008, 07:36 AM
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I just read on EK that Pat saw it on CNN.
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Old 08-19-2008, 07:43 AM
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Yes, thats what a kitemare looks like. This one just happened to be caught on tape and is now circulating the globe on T.V. which is not good for us. Imagine what city officials are thinking, they are watching too...

Place that one at the Skyway and he would have been facing 70mph cars.
No doubt about it.
At East Beach,he would have been either into parked cars or into the mangroves.
IRB? 2nd floor of a buliding.
Think about where you ride and factor in the distance.
It could happen to any one of us.
Best of luck to the injured kiter.
Be safe.
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Old 08-19-2008, 07:46 AM
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Wow. very scary. I hope hes going to be OK. Anyone know if that 1st shot of a rider in the water was the same guy? He was on what looked like an old green Slingshot C-kite and surfboard.
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Old 08-19-2008, 08:21 AM
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Yes, thats what a kitemare looks like. This one just happened to be caught on tape and is now circulating the globe on T.V. which is not good for us. Imagine what city officials are thinking, they are watching too...

Place that one at the Skyway and he would have been facing 70mph cars.
No doubt about it.
At East Beach,he would have been either into parked cars or into the mangroves.
IRB? 2nd floor of a buliding.
Think about where you ride and factor in the distance.
It could happen to any one of us.
Best of luck to the injured kiter.
Be safe.
Please don't go past the post above with out picking up the most important thing you can learn from watching this video.

"Think about where you ride and factor in the distance."

If you watch closely you can see that the riders inital flight started way up wind he had tons of clear unobstructed beach down wind of him and he ate that distance up before you can say release. Try to picture this event in your mind happening at your local launch site.
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