WHEN I WAS A KID - KITE SKIING & NEW SPORTS TECHNOLOGY

Submitted by Jeff Buster on Fri, 06/13/2008 - 13:58.

You know what they say about a "new mouse trap"...that there is always a new wrinkle, and a new way to make an improvement.    

 

When we discuss Daedalus had Icarus our discussion always assumes that their flight was mythical – just allegorical - but I believe it might have been actual flight.   How do we know what genius and clever design and ingenious materials might have existed 2000 years ago?    

 

Today’s strong and lightweight rip-stop nylon – perfect for huge parasails – makes flight a reality for hang gliders and even for solar or pedal powered ultra lights – and makes crossing water as fast as it would be behind a ski nautique….

 

Never think of design or machine as mature or finished.    Even the wheel will see improvement.

 
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even lighter-weight aviation

Have you seen base jumping ~ squirrel style ~ with the Mountain Wingsuit? Amazing...

WOW WINGSUIT!

I'm not sure my parents would have supported me being a flying squirrel.  

  Watching your linked video I was wondering how the wingmen finally landed – they looked like they were cruising at 100mph+ - until I saw that little parachute pop out. 

 

Truly EXTREME!