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Hangtime World Record?

Postby Toby » Thu Oct 29, 2020 6:13 pm

just amazing!

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Re: Hangtime World Record?

Postby blackswan » Thu Oct 29, 2020 6:24 pm

Incredible! Any info on what size kite and strength wind? Must have been really overpowered, but now I am inspired to try out my big kite again if this is possible!

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Re: Hangtime World Record?

Postby Janus » Thu Oct 29, 2020 6:43 pm

No. Cheating.
I bet there is an anchor

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Re: Hangtime World Record?

Postby Slappysan » Thu Oct 29, 2020 6:45 pm

He's got to be using some form of sea anchor. If you look at the kite direction relative to the wind there is no way he could avoid floating downwind without some form of sea anchor.

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Re: Hangtime World Record?

Postby RomeUtah » Thu Oct 29, 2020 7:31 pm

he is def dragging something, no pendulum under the kite, and he is at an angle for too long not under his kite

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Re: Hangtime World Record?

Postby andylc » Thu Oct 29, 2020 7:50 pm

That is blatantly an anchored jump, otherwise he is Doctor Who and decided to temporarily bypass the laws of physics.

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Re: Hangtime World Record?

Postby schappe » Thu Oct 29, 2020 8:52 pm

In the last few frames you can see what appears to be a line upwind of him snapping through the water.

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Re: Hangtime World Record?

Postby Horst Sergio » Thu Oct 29, 2020 11:49 pm

Come on Toby,

so low traffic on kiteforum that it is necessary to push stupid fake videos, ...

... motivating beginners to do stupid things with kites or at least take them for stupid?

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Re: Hangtime World Record?

Postby RedSky » Fri Oct 30, 2020 3:04 am

Yeah, dragging something, a tethered bucket perhaps. If not, then my top hat off to him.

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Re: Hangtime World Record?

Postby iwave » Fri Oct 30, 2020 5:09 am

At some point in the video (at 0.55 and at 1.38), he seems to be going backwards (upwind).
How can you go upwind with a sea anchor?

Below the video, it says rider: Jon McCabe.

Here is another video of him.


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