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Old 06-24-2010, 04:12 PM
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Default Attempted suicide by kite fails

An amazing video clip of thick mindedness and indifference to some basic properties of kiting. The guys kite stalled and fell below the bridge three times at least including one time to windward?! Would have been interesting if it had powered up and pulled him into the rail stunning, knocking him out or just pulling him over the side. Nice rocks in the shallows directly below the pier. Any guesses as to how easily two or even five guys hanging on to the rider might have been yanked into the rail or over the top by a good gust? Watching him being pulled into the rail on a board was intriguing too. Never know how hard you will hit. The pier and cliffs create disturbed air and rotor. How much, how bad, how far out, you just don't know until you're in it. Major gusts and lulls will come without much warning. Also, it changes with the wind. If you can't be smart, by all means be lucky! Trouble is, you can't count on luck but you can try to use common sense.

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Old 06-24-2010, 04:44 PM
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Default moron not miron

scary, adding to morons stupidity is the fact that he did not look like a good kiter either, maybe that is why he tried this so he would get some attention.

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Old 06-24-2010, 08:31 PM
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was this an actual sponsered event or were names just thrown in there by the video editor?
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Old 06-24-2010, 09:27 PM
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He didn't even hit the water with any kind of style what so ever. No loops, and barely got of the bridge and cleared the rail.


It was like watching a circus lion with mouth open getting ready to inhale the trainer, but instead just takes a shit.
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Old 06-27-2010, 01:26 PM
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I thought his tabletop air said it all. Amateur Hour. Looked like a dry suit, no gloves or boots though? What a nut.
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Old 06-27-2010, 11:00 PM
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I would have thought that Charles Darwin would have claim this guy buy now.
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