posted on Jun, 8 2008 @ 04:32 PM
Originally posted by more_serotonin_pls
I wonder if people practice in the area of kite festivals before them.
If theres enough space to have a kite festival in a location, you can guaruntee kiters will use it regularly if they are allowed access.
The main ones around Southampton are open to the public, recreation grounds, commons, that kind of thing.
The only thing thats making me think it's not a kite is the way it's rotating.
Thats not to say kites can't rotate, i've seen massive wheel shaped kites before that are tethered to the ground, then almost at the actual kite
there is a kind of spindle attatchment that allows the kit to spin freely.
I've not seen them used on small kites that are flown by a person, but i guess it could be possible.
Take a look at this short vid on Youtube, marvel at the incredible funny German guy at the start and see what i mean about rotating kites.
Now imagine that on a smaller scale, with much longer lines attatched.
Then again, most kiters are pretty good as far as the rules of kiting are concerned. Usualy you would'nt have your lines too long, and i'm pretty
sure there are laws about the length of kite lines due to the possible interference with aircraft.
Southampton has an airport nearby and planes fly pretty low over the area where this video was taken. So if it was a kiteflyer, he's not a clever
[edit on 8/6/08 by CX]