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« on: October 30, 2009, 07:50 AM »

This artist is stretching the term kite a bit.....but it is a neat way to play in the moving water (he also makes some AMAZING metalwork and sculptures as well as skin on frame kayaks!)
River Kite Whitewater Test


http://dbynoe.blogspot.com/search/label/River%20Kite
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« Reply #1 on: October 31, 2009, 12:26 AM »

This has potential! If I lived near a river, I could imagine working on something like this! (And if there were a bridge that ran over the river, the "river kite" could "fly" symmetrically, like a sport kite or a fighter kite!)
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« Reply #2 on: November 01, 2009, 05:52 PM »

There is potential there, I wonder if back before bridges in the day of ferry's to cross rivers if anybody ever created an unpowered ferry using that sort of system. An anchor in the middle of the river or in a curve of the river and a long enough line. A bit of genius in there.

I'd be taking that idea to the Military as a quick deploy river crossing, surely faster then the current "Quick deploy" bridges they use. I know they've paid good money for worse idea's in the past.



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« Reply #3 on: November 01, 2009, 10:56 PM »

Now that you mention it, I'm sure I saw a spot on Discovery channel (www.discoverychannel.ca in Canada) featuring a similar but larger gizmo that was designed to help rescue people who got caught in rapids! The thing had enough flotation to help a victim, plus it was attached to two strong lines (for steering out into the rapids).

Danged if I can find it online now. . .

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