New power kiting danger
Subject: New power kiting danger
From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Andrew Beattie)
Date: Sun, 1 Aug 1993 21:32:50 -1000
A warning to power kiters:
The most obvious time for flying a *realy* big kite is when the wind is
low. Yesterday, I experienced a hazard of choosing such a time: I caught
a thermal! I was flying the 15m^2 Peel on 300' lines on a still, sunny
morning when I found that it was overflying the vertical without
luffing, still pulling hard. The pressure continued to increase (with the
kite still at maximum altitude) and I was finding it increasingly difficult
to stay on the ground, so I let go of one line to bring it down.
Be warned: If you go up on a thermal or updraft, you might not come back down!
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