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kite-skating on a pier close to a lighthouse with the nasastar!

herc - 11-11-2012 at 04:34 AM

last summer i had a smooth, almost meditative kite-skating session on a pier in my hometown rostock at the baltic sea. the kite is bought from born-kite.de - a small german kite company that makes a variant of nasawings.

the nasawing proved to be the perfect toy for this very tight spot ( circular asphalt place with 12 meter diameter). probably no other kite could handle such a situation. the nasawing is robust (no cells to burst), cheap (hence its not that bad if you abrase your riptstop coating on the asphalt), and flies perfectly stable on very short / no lines.

youtube link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p1k2Td_cElo&hd=1

the wind was so smooth - just wonderful. the wind was light - windspeed was maybe around 5 - 8 knots ( 10 - max 20 km/h)

the video was cut by born-kite.de .

in summary: this was one of the best street-kiting sessions i had. just one word: smooth !!


skimtwashington - 11-11-2012 at 06:31 AM



administrator please remove...


Kamikuza - 11-11-2012 at 07:21 AM

Played fine here (yes I had to click it :D ) but I think your PC may be shutting down out of a sense of utter horror over the sound track :ticking:

WELDNGOD - 11-11-2012 at 12:21 PM

No virus here either.... It is HD ,and it has PIP going on. Maybe your graphics aren't up to the task.

WIllardTheGrey - 11-11-2012 at 02:44 PM

Played fine. Xp, Chrome and AVG.

What is it about "Don't click" that MAKES me click it?

herc - 11-11-2012 at 03:30 PM

because it seems to work now for more than 4 people withouzt issues, i removed the warning in my first post.

@skimtwashington: no offense, but maybe it was something else that caused the trouble ? sometimes, graphics cards get too hot with HD movies and suddenly shut down the system; maybe your adobe flash plugin is outdated; etc..

No offence taken..

skimtwashington - 11-11-2012 at 07:10 PM

And you might be right, herc.

Who knows why Rich and I both crashed...coincindence...etc...

Sorry to hijack the post. Just thought I might be helping prevent problem for folks.

But I'm not clicking on it again!

DRH1469 - 1-6-2014 at 04:24 AM

That's awesome Herc!

rectifier - 1-6-2014 at 09:01 AM

Watched on my phone, cant be too demanding? cool video, well shot!
Need good wind and bearings for bridle flying, I can barely get going on snow with my NPWs on handle extensions.
Skimtwashington, time for a new computer?

bobalooie57 - 1-6-2014 at 09:14 AM

I must have missed this one first time around, that really did look like a zen session! Smooth! I loved the little dragon overlay.(Dragon=drachen(sp?)=kite)

Suds after thuds - 1-6-2014 at 12:54 PM

Schönes Ding! Ich dachte du würdest das Farhradfaher überholen.

Möchte mir auch eins holen. Für die Frau wäre es ideal zu lernen und ich könnte mal streetkiten im Großstadt.

I wonder how John got in so tight with Born kites?

PHREERIDER - 1-6-2014 at 08:20 PM

cool kite ! smooth balance at the BAR! wow thats a sweet setup!

takes me back to my nasa with just the handles very kool!