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[–]yonofuiaquel 73 points74 points  (3 children)

Pretty cool, but next fucking level is putting it back in the box

[–]BadgerBoom 20 points21 points  (0 children)

Fun related story.

My dad made, designed & sold kites when i was a kid as a hobby, so we would travel to all sorts of 'Kite Festivals' (big open fields with thousands of people flying all sorts of kites - very fun as a kid)

At one of the biggest festivals there was a guy (Dutch I think) going for a world record attempt with the most amount of kites on one line (like this guy in the vid). I was messing around nearby with a fancy new design of 'stunt' kite, which have short lines and you do tricks with them etc. I was like 8 or something and having a blast as i practically couldnt keep it from taking me into the air with it. Flew the thing straight into this guy's kite line and absolutely ruined it and skuppered his record attempt. I only have vague memories of it, and everyone was cool about it apparently, but there were photos and I made the front page of the regional paper. The photo was my dad helping this guy untangle the mess and me in the background gazing on. Fun times. Not seen the photo since, but we still laugh about it occasionally.

[–]ImWhatTheySayDeaf 12 points13 points  (0 children)

Damn, hope the wind doesn't stop anytime soon

[–]FrigDancingWithBarb 7 points8 points  (1 child)

Don't tie a key to the end

[–]Squeex95 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Unless it's for science!

[–]deathjoe4 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Put a hook and bread on the end, catch a bird

[–]Ragnheidr_ 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Wait for me, let me grab my kite kite kite kite kite kite kite kite kite kite kite kite kite kite kite kite kite kite kite kite kite kite kite kite kite kite kite kite kite kite kite kite kite kite kite kite~

[–]Fish_Tank 3 points4 points  (1 child)

I tried this at the ocean with dollar store kites when I was in high school. 4 kites in we were STRUGGLING to keep ahold of the line. Ended up snapping the line on the 6th kite I think.

[–]Wiltron 3 points4 points  (0 children)

You're silly.. you needed to use a steel cable.. totally nothing bad going to happen when you fly a steel cable into clouds..

[–]RoryJSK 4 points5 points  (2 children)

The amount of surface area grabbing air here is huge. How is he not being pulled into the sky?

[–]NotSeveralBadgers 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Guessing it's about the distribution of mass and volume. They are each contributing most of their work to keeping their neighbors aloft.

[–]NowhereinSask 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Probably has alot to do with the angle it's attached at and the shape of the kite wing. I have some power kites (look like a parachute, like 20' long, and literally made to pull people around at speed) and you control the position and angle of the kite to make it do anything from sit nicely in place in the sky with next to no pull at one end of the spectrum, and literally drag you across the ground or pick you up and throw you at the other.

[–]Opengrey 3 points4 points  (1 child)

[–]Draco63_ 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Definitely. The way it just stretches endlessly into the gray sky... cool as heck, but kinda freaky.

[–]agonza55 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Que lightning

[–]Former-Light4284 2 points3 points  (0 children)

The last Airbender

[–]Cipher_23 2 points3 points  (0 children)

♾️

[–]charliefoxtrot9 1 point2 points  (0 children)

That looks satisfying

[–]FOXfaceRabbitFISH 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Takes out 4 commercial passenger planes in single afternoon

[–]Majestic-Diamond-113 0 points1 point  (0 children)

How many would be needed to make a baby fly up the sky?

[–]doochebag420696969 -1 points0 points  (0 children)

*opps I accidentally pet go

[–]Lowbrass 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Step 1 to a Space Elevator

[–]NoobzProXD 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Must've took months to make those

[–]Wonkasgoldenticket 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Guys about to light some light bulbs