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« on: August 27, 2010, 02:41 AM »

 Huh
stack 300
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« Reply #1 on: August 27, 2010, 04:54 AM »

WOW !
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« Reply #2 on: August 27, 2010, 05:12 AM »

just think of how loud that ground pass was!......was this at fano?
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« Reply #3 on: August 27, 2010, 05:35 AM »

Very impressive! Would love to see something like this in person, but I do not think there are 300 kites in total where I live.

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« Reply #4 on: August 27, 2010, 06:11 AM »

OK that's pretty cool  Huh Cool, when it's going it looks like some kind of 'kite laser' or something.

I bet the safety meeting was a killer...
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« Reply #5 on: August 27, 2010, 07:13 AM »

That is very impressive.  Takes thought and guts to try... Has to be one of the wildest things I have ever seen in kiting... My head is bowed to the gang from Germany who put this together... I don't know the record for this but who cares it was great.... If anyone knows the record or do we declare this the record....Huh??
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« Reply #6 on: August 27, 2010, 08:22 AM »

Its hard to count, but there are 25 blue and 6 other colors if each has 25 kites, plus some ghost kites  and a black making a total around 177, the last color may have more...... but still wow!
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« Reply #7 on: August 27, 2010, 09:26 AM »

VERY COOL THANX!! but that lion needs some serious help
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« Reply #8 on: August 27, 2010, 09:44 AM »

(...) ..was this at fano?


No, SPO - St. Peter Ording (Germany)
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« Reply #9 on: August 27, 2010, 01:44 PM »

If those are in fact 300 i believe its the current world record. The old one has IIRC 241 hyperkites. Some old kitelines should have more info.
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« Reply #10 on: August 27, 2010, 04:52 PM »

Its astounding to see what can be done, WOW is the right word.
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« Reply #11 on: September 11, 2010, 11:40 PM »

Not to detract from the accomplishment because it's pretty cool record or not. I think to set the record you have to fly a horizontal 8 or a full loop both right & left, I didn't see that in the video, but it's a short clip and it may have happened.

The Hyperkite record was 230 - http://www.carnetdevol.org/actualite/record/recordva.htm

Dyna Kites (which those look pretty close to) was 111 - http://www.dynakite.com/kiteWorldRecords.html

TRLBY's 104 - http://jaysworks.com/kites/record/

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« Reply #12 on: September 13, 2010, 12:59 PM »

WoW !!!!!!

That must have pulled like a truck!  Smiley
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« Reply #13 on: September 13, 2010, 05:44 PM »

Yea Wow is right.  IF those were in fact dyna kites or something of similar design in the 36"x44" size range then the pull is easily estimated.  I have flown a 6 stack of Dynas in 15 mph winds and the pull was measured with a tension guage at 78-124 lbs depending on where in the wind window the stack was so that 300 stack would be about 390-600lbs of pull in similar winds.  Not really that much when you consider most power foils easily hit 300lbs in the 4-5 meter size and the 10 stack of foils (10" flex foils if i remember right) flown back in the early 90's needed two full size fire trucks to anchor it.  There was an article and pictures showing that Foil stack but I can't find a link on it.
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« Reply #14 on: September 14, 2010, 12:10 AM »

Yea Wow is right.  IF those were in fact dyna kites or something of similar design in the 36"x44" size range then the pull is easily estimated.  I have flown a 6 stack of Dynas in 15 mph winds and the pull was measured with a tension guage at 78-124 lbs depending on where in the wind window the stack was so that 300 stack would be about 390-600lbs of pull in similar winds. 

I'm not following your math, did you drop a zero?

300 / 6 = 50 (times more kites then your 6 stack)

50 x 78 = 3900 lbs

50 x 124 = 6200 lbs

My arms hurt just running those numbers  Shocked

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