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August 15, 2007 9:43 PM   Subscribe

Acrobatic kite flying (Background music: Flower Duet from Lakmé’ by Delibes)
posted by growabrain (11 comments total) 5 users marked this as a favorite

I thought that said Kitty and I just thought, oh no.
posted by OrangeDrink at 9:47 PM on August 15, 2007

Go fly a cat.
posted by Poolio at 9:50 PM on August 15, 2007

posted by Poolio at 9:54 PM on August 15, 2007

Invisible helicopter!
posted by The Light Fantastic at 9:57 PM on August 15, 2007

That's astounding and lovely. Thanks for the post, growabrain!

The man flying the kites is Ray Bethell, who is a world champion kiteflyer.
posted by madamjujujive at 11:33 PM on August 15, 2007

posted by Skygazer at 11:44 PM on August 15, 2007

Thanks growabrain. That was amazing and astounding. Dude has an invisible 3rd arm I'm sure.
posted by peacay at 3:01 AM on August 16, 2007

I've got a stunt-kite (won it in a contest) and I've never taken the motherfucker out. This is a good prod.
posted by Eideteker at 4:37 AM on August 16, 2007

Holy shit. Beautiful stuff, thanks, growabrain. The original Youtube page leads to lots more kite videos and a documentary about Ray.
posted by mediareport at 5:17 AM on August 16, 2007

That is amazing! As always, nice post growabrain.

Love the music with the kite flying too, gives it a sublime feeling, which contrasts nicely with the nut brown stocky body of the kite flyer. He seems to love drama too, making one kite look like it's going to crash headlong into the ground and shatter, while the others soar but then the almost crashing one zooms up. That's a cool trick.
posted by nickyskye at 9:46 AM on August 16, 2007

Another YouTube of Ray Bethel and a little sprinkle of Flickr.
posted by nickyskye at 9:56 AM on August 16, 2007

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