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Postby Ron » Fri May 23, 2014 2:09 pm

Were they pulling him with the boat?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ab8DjQ-PMY0
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Re: Ouch!

Postby dontfeedthenerd » Fri May 23, 2014 4:14 pm

Yea.. very similar to just parasailing basically, or what Jesse Richman did earlier this year with the tow up then glide down.
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Re: Ouch!

Postby Loscocco » Fri May 23, 2014 6:12 pm

No, In that video they hooked the back of the guys harness up to a rope or halyard to the top of an anchored sailboat. When he did the kite loops it put too much strain on either the rope or likely his kiting harness which was never meant to carry that much of a load. It snapped from what looks like about 50-60" high and since the kite was horizontal it did not slow his fall and may have actually slingshotted him downward even harder to the water.

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Re: Ouch!

Postby super_monkey » Sat May 24, 2014 2:38 am

dontfeedthenerd wrote:Yea.. very similar to just parasailing basically, or what Jesse Richman did earlier this year with the tow up then glide down.


except for the fact that it was a very well planned and a very well executed stunt while this was just really stupid, I hope the guy wasn't hurt too badly
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Re: Ouch!

Postby steve » Sat May 24, 2014 8:01 am

yep...just another in a line of Darwin Award candidates!
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Re: Ouch!

Postby irvinside » Thu May 29, 2014 10:53 pm

I guess this is a successful version of it :)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SJ8M9BV6SQ8

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Re: Ouch!

Postby wjb » Fri May 30, 2014 9:46 am

The biggest fail is the resolution of that video
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Re: Ouch!

Postby Loscocco » Fri May 30, 2014 7:48 pm

that is much different than what Jesse Richman did. read my post above.
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Re: Ouch!

Postby pipedragon » Fri Jun 06, 2014 2:17 pm

Soooooo stupid and dangerous. On that note I can't wait to try it on Lake Tahoe this summer!! >K($
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