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Is this a tow up?

Postby Toby » Sat Jun 19, 2021 12:32 pm


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Re: Is this a tow up?

Postby evan » Sat Jun 19, 2021 1:13 pm

Yes, why would you doubt that?

Most tow ups happen in windless periods by bored kiters where the rope is attached to a boat/jetski to provide the apparent wind. Here the offshore wind is strong enough to lift him with the rope attached to a fixed point on land.

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Re: Is this a tow up?

Postby Toby » Sat Jun 19, 2021 1:21 pm

Looks like he is fixed then...has both hands on the bar. Dangerous....

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Re: Is this a tow up?

Postby B-Roc » Mon Jun 21, 2021 5:07 pm

I believe he was using a water anchor (something like a bag or something). I'm pretty sure I've seen that one before and the video quality was better and you could see the line cutting through the water in some frames

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Re: Is this a tow up?

Postby kct » Mon Jun 21, 2021 8:54 pm

These videos, why don't they just use a shorter rope?

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Re: Is this a tow up?

Postby Hugh2 » Tue Jun 22, 2021 3:14 am

You upset he flew out of camera view? I wanted to see the release and landing!


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