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Title: Team AfterShock (Japan), 10 years ago...
Post by: Michel on March 24, 2009, 12:18 AM
Video -> here (http://www.kanaeru.biz/video/sports/video/sXx2qvvjR1g).  ;)


Title: Re: Team AfterShock (Japan), 10 years ago...
Post by: zippy8 on March 24, 2009, 02:18 AM
Laziest judges EVAR !!1!  ???

Worth DLing the HD version to see how it used to be done.

Mike.


Title: Re: Team AfterShock (Japan), 10 years ago...
Post by: glk47 on March 24, 2009, 05:28 AM
 ??? ??? ???  WOW!!!

Where might one find the HD version?

Larry


Title: Re: Team AfterShock (Japan), 10 years ago...
Post by: zippy8 on March 24, 2009, 06:08 AM
Where might one find the HD version?

Well it's on my hard drive right now  ;) but you can snag a high-res .MP4 file from YouTube via various means and play it back with a stand alone player such as VLC, which is usually a lot better than straight off the YouTube site. The page for this video is here (http://tinyurl.com/dgt3g9), rather than the funky wrapper site we were first directed to.

My preferred method is to load the video using FireFox then paste

javascript:window.location.href = 'http://youtube.com/get_video?video_id=' (http://youtube.com/get_video?video_id=') + swfArgs['video_id'] + "&fmt=18" + "&l=" + swfArgs['l'] + "&sk=" + swfArgs['sk'] + '&t=' + swfArgs['t'];

into the address bar. It should save a file video.mp4 to your regular download directory. In this case it's an 18.8MB 480x360 file. If the upload had been higher quality then you can replace &fmt=18 with &fmt=22 to get an even better quality file.

Depending on your browser and settings it could already be sitting in your cache with some weird name, just ready to be archived though.

Mike.


Title: Re: Team AfterShock (Japan), 10 years ago...
Post by: streamhawk on March 25, 2009, 10:18 AM
now that is just flat out cool, no matter when it was. Appreciate the share on that, good stuff.


Title: Re: Team AfterShock (Japan), 10 years ago...
Post by: Allen Carter on March 25, 2009, 01:21 PM

Laziest judges EVAR !!1!  ???


Can you believe that?!!


(which one is you?)  ;)


Title: Re: Team AfterShock (Japan), 10 years ago...
Post by: Watty on March 25, 2009, 06:54 PM
Video -> here ([url]http://www.kanaeru.biz/video/sports/video/sXx2qvvjR1g[/url]).  ;)


I've seen this one before. It is just unbelievable!


Title: Re: Team AfterShock (Japan), 10 years ago...
Post by: lummas on March 26, 2009, 10:40 AM
I will always remember competing against these guys (1996-97).  They are great to watch and it is good to see them again.  This routine has some wonderfully creative moves in it.

Thanks for posting.

Mark


Title: Re: Team AfterShock (Japan), 10 years ago...
Post by: Stardragon on March 28, 2009, 11:04 AM
Uhm.....WOW! ???


Title: Re: Team AfterShock (Japan), 10 years ago...
Post by: kiten00b on March 28, 2009, 02:12 PM
thank you for posting that. it would be impressive, even if done with quads. seeing it done with dual line kites is incredible!


Title: Re: Team AfterShock (Japan), 10 years ago...
Post by: Grace B on March 28, 2009, 08:47 PM
Amazing!  There is no other way to describe it.

Again, thanks for sharing!


Grace B


Title: Re: Team AfterShock (Japan), 10 years ago...
Post by: TGunn on March 29, 2009, 04:59 PM
Great video, thanks for finding it!

By chance, does anyone have an on-line vid of Team Top of the Line's "Battle Hymn of the Republic" routine? I have it on vhs tape, but nothing on-line to share with others.


Title: Re: Team AfterShock (Japan), 10 years ago...
Post by: ainokea on March 29, 2009, 06:14 PM
That was a cool routine, a lot of work and concentration for a six man team. Seeing that makes me want to
fly a on team again. Well, maybe not for competition, I had enough of that. But for fun.

Ian


Title: Re: Team AfterShock (Japan), 10 years ago...
Post by: mikenchico on March 30, 2009, 11:00 PM
Great video, thanks for finding it!

By chance, does anyone have an on-line vid of Team Top of the Line's "Battle Hymn of the Republic" routine? I have it on vhs tape, but nothing on-line to share with others.

Kitelife has many old vids of comp teams from the early days, not sure if that one is in their archives though. Members only now.



Title: Re: Team AfterShock (Japan), 10 years ago...
Post by: TGunn on March 30, 2009, 11:27 PM
Great video, thanks for finding it!

By chance, does anyone have an on-line vid of Team Top of the Line's "Battle Hymn of the Republic" routine? I have it on vhs tape, but nothing on-line to share with others.

Kitelife has many old vids of comp teams from the early days, not sure if that one is in their archives though. Members only now.



Mike,
  Thanks, I'll go take a look.


Title: Re: Team AfterShock (Japan), 10 years ago...
Post by: benjai on March 31, 2009, 03:15 AM
Utterly awesome, thanks for posting links...

Fave bits at 1:00, 3:09 & 3:52


Title: Re: Team AfterShock (Japan), 10 years ago...
Post by: KiteLife on March 31, 2009, 12:33 PM
I may have found it... Here are a few, but the Battle Hymn routine might be 1990 (last one)... Sorry, I just don't know the song straight away. ;)

"Glory, glory, hallelujah?"

1987 Wildwood - TOTL
http://kitelife.com/forum/index.php?autocom=downloads&showfile=191 (http://kitelife.com/forum/index.php?autocom=downloads&showfile=191)
Only two pilots, Don Tabor and Ron Reich.

1988 Wildwood - TOTL
http://kitelife.com/forum/index.php?autocom=downloads&showfile=150 (http://kitelife.com/forum/index.php?autocom=downloads&showfile=150)
Only two pilots again, Don Tabor and Ron Reich.

1989 Wildwood - TOTL
http://kitelife.com/forum/index.php?autocom=downloads&showfile=190 (http://kitelife.com/forum/index.php?autocom=downloads&showfile=190)
4 pilots, Don Tabor, Ron Reich, Pam Kirk and Eric Streed.

1990 Wildwood - TOTL
http://kitelife.com/forum/index.php?autocom=downloads&showfile=162 (http://kitelife.com/forum/index.php?autocom=downloads&showfile=162)
4 pilots, Don Tabor, Ron Reich, Pam Kirk and Eric Streed.


Title: Re: Team AfterShock (Japan), 10 years ago...
Post by: Kantaxel on March 31, 2009, 02:41 PM
Thanks John!
Outstanding routine with those grand old monarchs of the sky!

I loved the refuel at the end.

Ji