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Author Topic: Stunt Kiting (STACK).... would be awesome in Olympics™  (Read 2396 times)
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« Reply #15 on: August 09, 2012, 03:28 AM »

I suspect it is only a matter of publicity. High cost of kites would be ruled out with good sponsorship from the nation.
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« Reply #16 on: August 09, 2012, 06:28 AM »

It's probably also due to different fad's like roller blading, skate boarding, etc. which come and go but still linger after the craze - its funny - several times heading to the beach someone says to me - sharpening your golf game - practicing some sand play - we are CONDITIONED - to do certain things in our lives at certain points like playing golf when we retire or semi-retire - so when I say KITING - they get a brain freeze - and respond that's OK or sometimes nothing at all as they grin ... when I first started flying at North Beach, Asbury Park - the beach to the NORTH which is Deal, NJ beach never flew any kites on the beach - after a period of time there are 1-3 SLKs being flown every weekend ... sometimes the surfers will fly a small delta from there vans in the parking lot ... sounds weird but sort of just getting into the whole kite scene at this point at this beach spot ... could be just my imagination or simply coincidence? To the south is Ocean Grove and at the border of AP and OG is a kite shop - each year I donate a SLK  to this shop ... its been there now for 4 straight summers - Breezly Amused. I do what I can ...  Cheesy
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« Reply #17 on: August 09, 2012, 08:43 AM »

Been there. Spent considerable time and effort to present a full proposal. Worked with the International Kite Federation (an Olympic requirement). Got absolutely nowhere.

And this was at the height of sport kite competition.

Interesting part of this every-four-year discussion is that we presume sport kites are our best option. Actually fighters are flown in more countries, are less windependent, and have an objective, easily understood result.

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