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« on: March 05, 2010, 04:07 PM »

Just curious as I have heard one or two people in past AKA competitions have flown BLIND in the Open Individual Outdoor Unlimited (OIOU). Has anyone ever heard of a pilot attempting this feat and making it through until the so-call whistle blew? Actually - in any competition???
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« Reply #1 on: March 05, 2010, 05:32 PM »

I flew in Open Individual Freestyle with black pantyhose over my head, not blind, but impaired.

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« Reply #2 on: March 05, 2010, 06:00 PM »

I am pretty sure Amy Doran was doing this a few years back in open competition. Once you have a good feel for flying, you know where your kite is just by the feel. Landing would still be tough though  Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: March 05, 2010, 09:17 PM »

Impaired..?

That was all the blood rushing to your head.

Size up.

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I flew in Open Individual Freestyle with black pantyhose over my head, not blind, but impaired.


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« Reply #4 on: March 05, 2010, 09:20 PM »

Paul "revflyer" has been doing this for Years, if I am not mistaken.

Carter might have done a bit of it as well.. Allen?


Just curious as I have heard one or two people in past AKA competitions have flown BLIND in the Open Individual Outdoor Unlimited (OIOU). Has anyone ever heard of a pilot attempting this feat and making it through until the so-call whistle blew? Actually - in any competition???
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« Reply #5 on: March 06, 2010, 07:11 AM »

Paul "revflyer" has been doing this for Years, if I am not mistaken.

Carter might have done a bit of it as well.. Allen?




Nope, it just looks like I'm impared in some way.  Roll Eyes
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« Reply #6 on: March 07, 2010, 09:39 AM »

I flew two dual line kites blindfolded at OBSKC last October. I had one crash in a three minute routine. Used a std Sea Devil and a std Mantis.
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« Reply #7 on: March 07, 2010, 10:06 AM »

What was your music (song)?
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« Reply #8 on: March 07, 2010, 05:50 PM »

Pinball Wizard by The Who.

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« Reply #9 on: March 07, 2010, 06:04 PM »

A very appropriate song.  Wink Wink Wink
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« Reply #10 on: March 07, 2010, 07:06 PM »

So why did you ask? Are you working on a routine?

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