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Title: 2nd time this kid has thrown a rock at my kite
Post by: PUZZLE on August 20, 2012, 08:17 PM
2 months ago this kid throws a rock at my kite i quickly confront him he denies it, theres not a soul around but him. hes talks all big boy and i say id like to hear you talk all big boy in front of your parents of coarse i have no way of finding out who he is
tonight same kid trys again to throw a rock at my kite and runs like the wind what the hell do you do?


Title: Re: 2nd time this kid has thrown a rock at my kite
Post by: chilese on August 20, 2012, 08:38 PM
Is he under the kite?.......


Title: Re: 2nd time this kid has thrown a rock at my kite
Post by: PUZZLE on August 20, 2012, 08:44 PM
im flying in a baseball field and they throw it from the side ,so they can escape running


Title: Re: 2nd time this kid has thrown a rock at my kite
Post by: Tmadz on August 20, 2012, 08:45 PM
Hope the kid isn't in an abusive home or is neglected.


Title: Re: 2nd time this kid has thrown a rock at my kite
Post by: lineman on August 20, 2012, 09:05 PM
Bring an old beginner kite with you next time out. approach him and ask if he would like to fly it,give him breif instructions and you may have a friend for life.,or maybe not but at least you tried to make peace with him
and show him about respect, obviously he has little guidence in life. Hey just a thought.


Title: Re: 2nd time this kid has thrown a rock at my kite
Post by: Ca Ike on August 20, 2012, 10:24 PM
Bring an old beginner kite with you next time out. approach him and ask if he would like to fly it,give him breif instructions and you may have a friend for life.,or maybe not but at least you tried to make peace with him
and show him about respect, obviously he has little guidence in life. Hey just a thought.
This works believe it or not.  I do it a lot.


Title: Re: 2nd time this kid has thrown a rock at my kite
Post by: WinterDaze on August 21, 2012, 03:14 AM
Bring an old beginner kite with you next time out. approach him and ask if he would like to fly it,give him breif instructions and you may have a friend for life.,or maybe not but at least you tried to make peace with him
and show him about respect, obviously he has little guidence in life. Hey just a thought.
This works believe it or not.  I do it a lot.

CA, you should caveat that with "Not that kids throw stones at me a lot"


... cos I just had a funny image come to mind  ;)


BTW it is a good idea (not throwing rocks at CA, the 'take a beater kite down'... that bit was the good idea...)


WD


Title: Re: 2nd time this kid has thrown a rock at my kite
Post by: tcope on August 21, 2012, 06:07 AM
Hire this guy...

(http://awesomebmovies.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/my-bodyguard-scene.jpg)


Title: Re: 2nd time this kid has thrown a rock at my kite
Post by: RonG on August 21, 2012, 09:24 AM
Does Utah have a "Stand Your Ground" law? If so, you're probably authorized to shoot him. Works every time.


Title: Re: Re: 2nd time this kid has thrown a rock at my kite
Post by: coop on August 21, 2012, 09:38 AM
Just don't take his skittles.


Title: Re: 2nd time this kid has thrown a rock at my kite
Post by: indigo_wolf on August 21, 2012, 11:25 AM
Bring an old beginner kite with you next time out. approach him and ask if he would like to fly it,give him breif instructions and you may have a friend for life.,or maybe not but at least you tried to make peace with him and show him about respect, obviously he has little guidence in life. Hey just a thought.


Probably, the higher road with the added benfit of possibly working.

Got to admit though.... knee jerk reaction leans towards....  something a bit more pyrotechnic.  ???

Spectacular Kites With Super LED Lights and fireworks (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KVROAKQs92M#ws)

Wonder what bottle rockets weigh.  ::)

ATB,
Sam



Title: Re: 2nd time this kid has thrown a rock at my kite
Post by: Allen Carter on August 21, 2012, 12:12 PM
Could the kid throw a heavy enough rock hard enough and far enough to pose a big risk to a kite? I've had birds and model planes collide with no damage


Title: Re: 2nd time this kid has thrown a rock at my kite
Post by: firecsi on August 21, 2012, 01:08 PM
trying to showing the kid to fly may work. If not go out and fly but be ready to pick up and go, follow him home and have a talk with his mom and dad. That way 1. Mom and dad may take care of it.  2. you know where he lives and can call the law on him the next time.

But i do think taking him under your wing would be a good thing.
 


Title: Re: 2nd time this kid has thrown a rock at my kite
Post by: tcope on August 21, 2012, 01:52 PM
Throw sticks at him and call him names... then the situation will be complete.


Title: Re: 2nd time this kid has thrown a rock at my kite
Post by: coop on August 21, 2012, 02:07 PM
Im still trying to figure out why this thread is in the website discussion forum. ? :D


Title: Re: 2nd time this kid has thrown a rock at my kite
Post by: PUZZLE on August 21, 2012, 02:19 PM
didnt know where else to put the topic coop, the rock was no where close to hitting the kite its just the fact hes trying to hit it again after i talked to him a couple of months ago . i wish i knew where he lived i would hope his parents would be horrified at his mouth and behavior , todd you need to come down and have my back when im reading the instruction that came with my duel kites incase of flying rocks!!


Title: Re: 2nd time this kid has thrown a rock at my kite
Post by: red sweater on August 28, 2012, 06:39 AM
Could the kid throw a heavy enough rock hard enough and far enough to pose a big risk to a kite? I've had birds and model planes collide with no damage

No model planes here, but yes, I've had bird strikes. I assume you mean there was no damage to the kite. Birds heal. Usually.

Bring an old beginner kite with you next time out. approach him and ask if he would like to fly it,give him breif instructions and you may have a friend for life.,or maybe not but at least you tried to make peace with him and show him about respect, obviously he has little guidence in life. Hey just a thought.


Probably, the higher road with the added benfit of possibly working.

Got to admit though.... knee jerk reaction leans towards....  something a bit more pyrotechnic.  ???

Spectacular Kites With Super LED Lights and fireworks ([url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KVROAKQs92M#ws[/url])

Wonder what bottle rockets weigh.  ::)

ATB,
Sam




That is an awesome video! Kites, fireworks, jetskis? Check, check, check.

The problem with bottle rockets is that you only get one shot. Now, with Roman candles, ....


Title: Re: 2nd time this kid has thrown a rock at my kite
Post by: Stardragon on August 28, 2012, 07:08 AM
Buy an airsoft gun and keep it with you.  They shoot plastic pellets and sting pretty good.  They're a modern bb gun that the kids like shooting each other with.

Ron


Title: Re: 2nd time this kid has thrown a rock at my kite
Post by: PUZZLE on August 28, 2012, 07:49 AM
Haven't seen him this week


Title: Re: 2nd time this kid has thrown a rock at my kite
Post by: boomertype on August 28, 2012, 09:16 AM
Buy an airsoft gun and keep it with you.  They shoot plastic pellets and sting pretty good.  They're a modern bb gun that the kids like shooting each other with.

Ron
This action will get you in a sh!t load of trouble. Maybe shot if the wrong person sees you.
This kid's parents lawyer will have your a$$ if the police don't.


Title: Re: 2nd time this kid has thrown a rock at my kite
Post by: indigo_wolf on August 28, 2012, 11:18 AM
Try the soft/teaching approach, then video/photography and prosecution.  If you are really ambitious, most public libraries archive local yearbooks (or used to) ... so it's not impossible to identify the kids (for the police, not acts of personal vengence).

Please try to refrain from becoming a police blotter entry:

Street justice, extraordinary overkill edition: A boy throwing rocks at cars took a crossbow bolt to the belly yesterday, apparently as retribution for throwing a rock at a Toyota RAV4. The RAV4 had several passengers, one of whom literally went medieval on him, pulling out a crossbow and shooting the kid right then and there. Funny, I would have taken Goliath for more of a Chevrolet kind of guy.
 
The injured child is being treated for "injuries that were not considered life threatening" at a Children's Hospital in San Diego.
 
Moral of the story: Do not throw rocks at cars are large enough to carry medieval artilleries. I mean, you shouldn't throw rocks at any cars, but especially not the big ones, y'know?

???

ATB,
Sam


Title: Re: 2nd time this kid has thrown a rock at my kite
Post by: Tekcor1 on September 02, 2012, 04:28 PM
Does Utah have a "Stand Your Ground" law? If so, you're probably authorized to shoot him. Works every time.
And the best part is, you only have to shoot one. After that, the rest will steer clear.  ;D