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Kite accident in Taiwan before typhoon Masak

Postby jasontsai » Sun Aug 30, 2020 3:06 pm

Typhoon Masak is still more than 1000km from Taiwan, but it already has enough power to throw a kid way up in the air at a kite festival. Luckily the kid wasn't injured.
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Re: Kite accident in Taiwan before typhoon Masak

Postby Tony in FL » Sun Aug 30, 2020 3:43 pm

I could be wrong but I question if that was a real child. I think it was some sort of large doll for a number of reasons. It appears to have been attached to the child's neck - I can't imagine someone doing that to a child. If it was a child I would expect it would be flailing its arms and legs - the movements seemed to be more rag doll like. Finally it seems the child was lifted not so much by the kite, but by the streamer behind the kite. I doubt the streamer would be able to create enough lift to loft a real child unless winds were really strong. Just looking at the other kites and the people gathered around, the winds did not seem super strong. On the other hand a doll replica of a child would likely be much lighter and thus easier to loft.

Edit: Yikes, I guess it really was a little girl that was lofted in that video! The good news is that news reports are claiming she was not injured which is amazing given the air time she had. Too bad she did not have a Woo tracker.
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Re: Kite accident in Taiwan before typhoon Masak

Postby Jyoder » Sun Aug 30, 2020 5:54 pm

That is a doll. You can tell because of the way it is.


Edit. Well I’ll be darned. https://www.google.com/amp/s/taiwaneng ... tival/amp/

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Re: Kite accident in Taiwan before typhoon Masak

Postby Havre » Sun Aug 30, 2020 6:16 pm

Yeah. Found its way to mainstream media now so assume it is a girl.

You can kind of see how quick the people are reacting when she comes down - would you react like that for a doll?

Crazy.

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Re: Kite accident in Taiwan before typhoon Masak

Postby Flyboy » Sun Aug 30, 2020 10:16 pm

Bit hard to understand how this could have happened. Longer video showing just how high she was carried. She's lucky to be alive ...


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Re: Kite accident in Taiwan before typhoon Masak

Postby Toby » Sun Aug 30, 2020 10:20 pm

Holy moly.
Doubt it is a doll.

I wonder if my kite would fly up with a little kid hanging onto it...For sure won’t try!

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Re: Kite accident in Taiwan before typhoon Masak

Postby Flyboy » Sun Aug 30, 2020 10:53 pm

Nick Jacobsen's going to have to up his game ...
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Re: Kite accident in Taiwan before typhoon Masak

Postby grigorib » Mon Aug 31, 2020 6:33 am

Don’t let other people near your kites. People are dangerous creatures and can mess up anything good

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Re: Kite accident in Taiwan before typhoon Masak

Postby fluidity » Mon Aug 31, 2020 11:41 am

Approx 100 watts heating per person. Crowd thermal.

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Re: Kite accident in Taiwan before typhoon Masak

Postby MattyM » Mon Aug 31, 2020 1:23 pm

That's ironic - kid gets bigger air than most of us could ever hope to achieve. I wonder if she had a Woo on her?


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