Originally posted by muzzleflash
Sorry but after reading this whole thread, I've come to the conclusion that there is not any intelligent life on Earth. Most of the posts are so
blatantly lacking any form of critical thinking or common sense that I have to laugh at the absurdity of the attempted explanations.
The only person I have taken seriously is the ACTUAL KITE SURFER posting 1000 reasons why this is not a kite surfer. Everyone else is a armchair kite
surfer making brash assumptions that lack any common sense at all.
And then they start lying and making up complete fabrications by saying they see all these minute details. What a load of bunk.
Maybe if yall stuck with something a little bit more logical that fits the physics of the video I might consider it in a serious manner.
To be perfectly honest, the only post I have thought is utterly farcical is yours. It is clear you have not read the posts in the thread, lack any
kind of logical thought process, and have likely never been near the water or done any watersports in your life! Sorry for the harsh tone, but it is
true. The way Spy 66 contradicts himself and describes the wind and wave action is literally a sham, which is clear to anyone who knows anything about
the sport and the ocean.
As I said before, I am a firm - very firm - believer in UFOs. This is not one. All the logic, evidence, and clear, basic elementary-level facts
clearly say this is almost without doubt a kiteboarder (or two). I initially doubted my own belief, until curious & concerned pointed out the basic
truth (backed with hard evidence) of what happens when you zoom in on subjects. The digital pixellation crops out things. That is why we can't see
the guys riding, nor any wake. It also is conducive to the fact the video is so shaky, because he has zoomed so much.
Further, the wind direction and the point of view of the cameraman means the guys riding would be further away than the actual kites, so the zoom
would pick up on the larger, closer objects first, and crop out the smaller, further away objects (the guys on the water).
Just for the record, I have kiteboarded numerous times. A lot. Not so much now as where I live is not conducive to good conditions, but my hometown is
teeming - literally in the hundreds or thousands - of kiteboarders on any given day in summer. I grew up on the water, my old man teaching me to surf
about the same time I was learning to ride a bike, and have also spent years upon years wavesailing (similar to kiteboarding, with a short board but a
fixed rig), sailing and fishing. As a kid, in my teens and youth, barely a day would go by I wasn't in or on the water. Growing up like this you
become somewhat proficient as an amateur weatherman, poreing over weathercharts nightly and watching the news to see what the wind, swell, tides, moon
etc will be like early the next a.m. Friends and I actually were 'kiteboarding' of sorts years before it was officially invented; we would sandboard
on the dunes if there was no swell...but when the seabreeze picked up...a mate had a bi-directional kite and we found out we could sandboard along the
beach with the kite. We wondered if we would be able to go out on the ocean doing this using our surfboards, but never did - as we thought once the
kite went down in the water, we'd be stranded out to sea, and have to leave the kite and paddle back in. That was before they invented the tubular
kites you get these days. Sorry, I digress
Anyway, everything about the behaviour, direction, speed, and curvature of the sails - along with the prevailing wind direction and strength - screams
Hey I wish it were a UFO, I really do. Unfortunately this is not the good video many are purporting it to be. I am not a debunker, just someone who
has spent more time in the water than out of it, at least up until my mid-20s...but I still surf regularly, and occassionally kiteboard when back home
on a friends rig. Every discernible little action of the objects, together with the weather conditions, and the fact the zoom can only focus on the
sails/kites - is 99% conducive to kiteboarding.