Friday, April 09, 2010

Purple Panic

Purple Panic is a 10M JoJo with 70 meters of line. EVERY time it comes out - it makes drama!

Charlie Meding shot this on Lake Sunapee in almost NO wind. Still there was drama. He sent the kite north while still skiing south and got ripped several meters off the ice! He landed backwards - grateful to be wearing twintips.

The lines are so long that the kite can get ahead. It is flying in another atmospheric layer. The wind at the surface is almost still, but 229 feet (70 meters) above, it is still windy. You have to be careful - it is easy to get pulled into trouble with this thing.

William Tuthill

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