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Surfer Riding Blind for Real. How about Kiteboarders?

Postby DrLightWind » Sun Dec 23, 2012 12:58 am

I know there is a trick in kiteboarding back loop to blind kiteloop transition / landing blind etc.....
And I'm not talking about Andy the "Grasshopper" with a bucket over his head doing it :D
Also I'm aware there are couple of people here without legs and missing hands here on KF,
But how about to be able to kiteboard when real blind, like this surfer below :?: :respect1:

DrLW

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1R8zp8WfqXg



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bdlVUbyXocI


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Re: Surfer Riding Blind for Real. How about Kiteboarders?

Postby jack bush » Sun Dec 23, 2012 9:41 am

That's Incredible !

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Re: Surfer Riding Blind for Real. How about Kiteboarders?

Postby ronnie » Sun Dec 23, 2012 7:49 pm

Might be possible on flat water?


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Re: Surfer Riding Blind for Real. How about Kiteboarders?

Postby DrLightWind » Thu Dec 27, 2012 2:19 pm

DrLightWind wrote:But how about to be able to kiteboard when real blind, like this surfer below :?:
Any challengers yet :?: :rollgrin:

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Re: Surfer Riding Blind for Real. How about Kiteboarders?

Postby wazzaah » Thu Dec 27, 2012 7:31 pm

Read about a blind dutch woman last year who was kiting. She got her instructions from someone on shore with mic/headphones.

I think it was in the Dutch Access magazine, but try google: blind kitesurfing ........ and you'll understand what the list looks like :wink:

Though sometimes i think there are a lot of blind kiters on the water she would be the only one who can honestly say: "i didn't see you." if she crashes into you :lol:

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Re: Surfer Riding Blind for Real. How about Kiteboarders?

Postby Dan Glyaire » Thu Dec 27, 2012 8:31 pm

?
i just thought most kiters are blind.

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Re: Surfer Riding Blind for Real. How about Kiteboarders?

Postby locofighter » Sat Dec 29, 2012 11:17 am

Not really practical for kiting as you fly your kite in to someones lines more easily.


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