My Next Hobby

17 Jun 2008

I hope this video embed works, as I'm not able to check from work. Anyway, this is my new favorite sport -- kite jumping. Once my house sells, I'm going to take about $400 and buy a huge-ass "power kite" and learn how to do this. According to my limited research so far, I think I'll buy a quad-line kite, as opposed to the 2-line model these kids are using. What do you think of this one? My favorite feature is how you have to sign a liability release to even purchase one!

Since I'll be a novice, I'm also planning to buy some rope and tether myself to the ground until I get the hang of it. Wouldn't want to get totally blown away on my first outing, right?

Original Comments

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On June 17, 2008, Woodrow wrote:

Dude! I want one now too! That looks like a blast.

On June 17, 2008, Anonymous wrote:

shit man, you better move somewhere w/ a whole lot of room and no power lines.


On June 17, 2008, Ben wrote:

Holy crap! I need one of these even though I know it would end up putting me in the ER. It would totally be worth it though.

On June 17, 2008, Chris wrote:

I heard all the kids were getting high these days but I assumed something else ... .

Seriously that is freaking COOL! I want one.

On June 19, 2008, Prunella Jones wrote:

I prefer to let Calgon take me away. That does look like fun though.

On June 19, 2008, GETkristiLOVE wrote:

Tether yourself to the ground while holding a sail kite in heavy winds.. . can you make sure you call your local Darwin awards chapter first, just to make sure they capture it all?!

On June 20, 2008, katrocket wrote:

that shit is off the the hook!

On June 21, 2008, Cowboy the Cat wrote:

I have already started saving for this.

What are the chances that all of us die from it?

On June 21, 2008, kirby wrote:

I saw a couple of hippies doing this on the Oregon coast a few years. Dude, if hippies can do it, anyone can.

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