Wednesday, August 08, 2007

Kite Cam Video - Pentax Optio Attached to Kite

You can attach a camera (in this case a 6Mpx Pentax Optio W10 digital still cam, in movie mode) to your kite and film. After some expererimentation, placing the camera about a third of the way back on the strut centers the rider pretty well. Here's a test :

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Saturday, August 04, 2007

Jesse Richman's 22 Second Jump - 7 kite loops

Big Air Wind Jam was held at San Francisco's Crissy Field last weekend. On Saturday, Jesse Richman had an ASTOUNDING 22 second jump. I talked to Jessie about it - his remarkable hang time was driven by 7 kite loops, 4 right, 3 left. Here's some footage:

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