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Author Topic: Kite fighting with sport kites?  (Read 1122 times)
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« Reply #15 on: August 19, 2013, 04:33 PM »

I had a memorable moment at Dunstable Kite Festival in silly winds. A trick-out comp was on and I was up against Roy Reed with his DS. I was trying to get a feel for the wind window before the round and the festival 'DJ' came up to me with a live microphone and started asking me questions....quite distracting.

He asked me about my kite (a Talon), I turned and said it was my own self-made kite; at which point my lack of attention 100ft away caused the Talon to collide with Roy's DS with a very loud crack! The DJ then said "That WAS your own kite" as it spiraled to the ground with a shattered LE!

Roy's DS? Totally fine. 1-0 to Benson there!  Cheesy

 Cheesy Great story!

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« Reply #16 on: August 19, 2013, 04:43 PM »

There was a team here on the west coast a while back called Bumperkites.   Smiley

I know there have been other team names which refer to aerial mayhem, I just can't think of them at the moment.

Rather than actual aggression, maybe take the old kites and see what you can pull off skilz-wise. Plenty of satisfying breakage and liner tangling to be had.  Shocked  How close can you fly? How long? Wake turbulence can be enough to make the other guy flinch.

Allen, that is my vision...old shabby kites towing paper tails.  A cut tail or forced grounding would mean you lose.  I think if you put the contestants 150-200 feet apart with 100 foot would be interesting and certainly a test of skill and cunning not unlike boxing. And tangling lines, unless you had a plan, would be the worst thing a player would want to do.

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