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Author Topic: A rare kite, the argentinian Proteus  (Read 1115 times)
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« on: September 06, 2010, 07:20 PM »

This is a kite most of us fly here in Buenos Aires, but will be a rare kite for most of you, northern hemisphere inhabitants, in this fine forum; I thought you may be interested in a different kite. It is manufactured by Alto Vuelo, a local kite shop, with top quality materials (Icarex PC31, Sky Shark frame, APA connectors, etc.) and lots of attention to detail, the result is a very versatile kite that most of us local pilots prefer over some other world-class imported kites. It is also a little bit cheaper than an equivalent-specs american or european kite. I own a couple of them, a STD and a custom built UL that you can watch in these videos:

Proteus UL - 7-aug-2010 (1)


ProteusUL - 7-aug-2010 (2)


Proteus UL - 9-jul-2010


Hope you like it.

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Gerardo.
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« Reply #1 on: September 06, 2010, 07:47 PM »

What are those things in the 3rd video and how can you resist pasting on them
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« Reply #2 on: September 07, 2010, 12:21 AM »

nice Spots + nice kites + nice flying + nice music = i enjoy watching.

The secens at first video, where you edite the two kites in one frame, give me the idea for a "pair flying with myself" video - thanks.

Have you think about differnet camera angles ? I think this could spend your movies a bit more "volts".
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« Reply #3 on: September 07, 2010, 04:36 AM »

As always, Gerardo, nice videos. I have to disagree about the camera angle... it's the only angle that makes sense to me, and actually helps me to learn from others who use the first person perspective. Even using this angle, I sometimes loose the kites orientation momentarily in videos. From the side or face-to-face with the pilot, forget it, I can't tell what's going on.

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« Reply #4 on: September 07, 2010, 12:22 PM »

What are those things in the 3rd video and how can you resist pasting on them


That strange construction is a monument commemorating the millenium, that's why there are two "towers". And more than one kite ended its days on top of one of those towers. :-(

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« Reply #5 on: September 07, 2010, 01:44 PM »

I have to disagree about the camera angle... it's the only angle that makes sense to me, and actually helps me to learn from others who use the first person perspective. Even using this angle, I sometimes loose the kites orientation momentarily in videos. From the side or face-to-face with the pilot, forget it, I can't tell what's going on.

~Rob.

I'm of the same opinion, although sometimes I like a video with a better close up view of the kite, you need a steady-handed camera assistant to do that, and that's not always available.
I also like the less distracting background provided by a tripod-mounted camera, this also has the side effect of a more compressible video with smaller files and a clearer image.
To get a clear image with a hand held camera, you need a good camera with image stabilization or better yet, some kind of steady-cam. On the opposite hand, you can get quite a decent image quality with a relatively cheap camera mounted on a tripod.

Gerardo.
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« Reply #6 on: September 07, 2010, 02:09 PM »

 Grin You got to luv guys like this... Really nice flying... enjoyed being in another part of the world with you... great music..a moment in time.
Who would of ever thought we'd be able to share like this...  Vertigo out!
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