There’s a reason 3rd world is called that. Illiteracy is high, overinflated pride is even higher, corruption rottens the society and risk management is often based on hopes rather than facts/research.Dave_5280 wrote: ↑Sun Jan 15, 2023 2:56 pmOff topic - India has these “fights” with kites that include lines covered in glass so they can damage each other’s kites. But non-participants have been injured and killed when hit by the lines causing cuts to head and neck. 2 deaths reported recently by slashed necks.
Article link -
https://news.google.com/articles/CBMiWG ... id=US%3Aen
Line is covered in adhesive and then in crushed glass. People tangle the lines and then pull the string like a saw till one of them is cut and whose string is cut - loses the fight.Peter_Frank wrote: ↑Sun Jan 15, 2023 10:48 pmI am a bit confused about the deaths and mishaps?
It is lines used for kitefights, meaning trying to cut the opponents kite without having your own detroyed - how does this work?
Meaning you need loads of space to do so, right?
And in the article we read about some on a road getting hit?
Makes no sense to me - there must be something I dont get
Now I found a video from India, a small single line kite, used for "fights" - now I understand even less?
Anyone who can clarify what this is all about, and why there are deaths?