July 1, 2007
Posted in: Dublin, Sport
A little while back I impulse bought a landboard and little beginner (1.4m2) kite. Took it out to Sandymount beach with almost no wind and kind of flew it; had a hard time. Then last week there were more winds and up it went, woohoo! it wasn't enough to drag my ass around the beach (that came later) but enough to get the hang of which line to pull and figure-of-eight it through the power zone.
As Fortune would have it, also out kiting was Ben who very kindly let me have a crack at Samurai 5m2 monster. Here's a few pics, including it dragging me around,
(Yes, Jez, I should've looked into this when you first mentioned it a decade or so ago :-))
Posted by Paul Makepeace at July 1, 2007 15:12
Cool - I've had one of these for a few years.
They're really neat:
Can fly forwards or backwards. You can even take off from the ground with the kite upside down. I've seen a better flyer than I paint a picture with one with paint brushes attached to the ends.
Power, without fossil fuels or having to do the work yourself? Seems like a good thing to me.
At this point, I'd say: shoulders back, lean back, buy a Peter Lynn or two, and not just coz they come from round these parts.
I assume Ireland's beaches are empty enough for some decent hoonage? I expect GPS-tracked epics shortly.
We were just at a kite festival in Columbia, wish we had more festivals here! Have you seen the freecycling day around London that's coming up Ive seen it advertised on the tube, car free roads for a day!