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Kite jump from 790ft! high

Postby Loscocco » Wed Aug 07, 2013 8:10 pm

Kite jump from 790ft!
WHAT THE FUCK!!!!!!! ahahahah.. Love the landing

Soo Awesome!!



Watch 2013's Red Bull King of the Air perform a 790-foot tow-up over the Colombia River Gorge in Oregon. This stunt has never been accomplished by a kiteboarder before.

Stunt man -- Jesse Richman
Stunt Coordinator -- Jon (Bam Bam) Malberg
Director/Cameraman - Michael Peterson

Edit: Olivier Sautet

Production Crew
Director/Cameraman - Michael Peterson
Additional Camera work:
Kevin Tokstad
Kevin Donald
Rod Parmenter
Bryan Metcalf Perez
Still Photography Director -- Richard Hallman
Additional Photogrpahers:

Adam Lapiere

Mariva England

Randy Orzeck

Support:

Boat Driver - Eric Otterholt
Safety Jet Ski -- Mike Duhaime
Heather Beamer
Audrey Davis
The Elsasser Family


http://www.JesseRichman.com
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Upcountry Fitness - http://www.upcountryfitness.com
Petole Prod Productions - http://www.petoleprod.com
Silicon Valley Bank - http://www.svb.com

http://www.Jessetowup.com
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Re: Kite jump from 790ft! high

Postby mbzporvida » Wed Aug 07, 2013 8:51 pm

Another trip around the sun ?
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Re: Kite jump from 790ft! high

Postby pahskahl » Wed Aug 07, 2013 9:10 pm

I was there at the event site when this went down. It was sick. The fact that he stuck the landing was even more impressive. What was hilarious is that when he was still 100+ feet up, a family friend of Jesse's says "oh he'll be fine now - he jumps higher than that from the water!".
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Re: Kite jump from 790ft! high

Postby WindMuch » Wed Aug 07, 2013 9:13 pm

"Crazy Kids!"

(I turned 50 last week, so I get so say stuff like that now!)

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Re: Kite jump from 790ft! high

Postby Loscocco » Wed Aug 07, 2013 9:26 pm

pahskahl wrote:I was there at the event site when this went down. It was sick. The fact that he stuck the landing was even more impressive. What was hilarious is that when he was still 100+ feet up, a family friend of Jesse's says "oh he'll be fine now - he jumps higher than that from the water!".



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Re: Kite jump from 790ft! high

Postby Sandman_510 » Wed Aug 07, 2013 10:25 pm

Isn't that what your kite loops feel like?

Just kidding. Wow
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Re: Kite jump from 790ft! high

Postby turbinedude » Fri Aug 09, 2013 1:35 pm

Tight.
That video is definitely going viral.
This is probably safer than parasailing.
Never have to worry about your kite folding up on stalls!
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Re: Kite jump from 790ft! high

Postby kitewing » Thu Aug 15, 2013 9:28 am

I think you mean paragliding...
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Re: Kite jump from 790ft! high

Postby ramsey » Thu Aug 15, 2013 10:01 am

safer than paragliding?!?!?! I hope you are being sarcastic. No redundancy whatsoever on a kite. They are not designed to fly.
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Re: Kite jump from 790ft! high

Postby kitewing » Thu Aug 15, 2013 10:33 am

He was wearing a front-mounted PG reserve though.

+1 on flying kites like paragliders - they're not designed for flight, but it's damn cool if you can pull it off!
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