June 5, 2001
12:49 PM   Subscribe

My new hero John Ninomiya is going to fly tethered to a cluster of balloons this weekend. I've dreamt of doing this since a kid and I guess I'm not alone.
posted by roboto (9 comments total)
Oh. My. God!!!!

Thanks for the link. No way I'm missing this one. If anyone still remembers, I'll have pictures of this up next week.
posted by y6y6y6 at 1:09 PM on June 5, 2001

Wow. That is so awesome...must be an amazing way to fly.
posted by th3ph17 at 1:27 PM on June 5, 2001

I'll be there as well. I was already going to the festival with my family and so I'll probably take pictures if I can.
posted by perplexed at 2:04 PM on June 5, 2001

Cool! Make sure you guys bring back pictures... Maybe one of you could get Matt's permission to get an exclusive MetaFilter interview?!
posted by silusGROK at 2:15 PM on June 5, 2001

He should develop a do-it-at-home kid for the kiddies. Just attach a long tether.

Would kick ass at the feel-good price of 3 easy payments of $29.99.

I would buy one for my future kid. I see it hitting the mass market in 2006 or 7.
posted by ewwgene at 5:30 PM on June 5, 2001

Larry Walters, the lawn chair balloonist, committed suicide.
posted by mecran01 at 5:51 AM on June 6, 2001

Any fans of The Red Balloon ? : )
posted by ParisParamus at 7:14 AM on June 6, 2001

If anyone is still reading this, I have the first few pictures from the flight up on my homepage.

I took almost 300 pictures. I'll have more later.

He had everything worked out very well. Despite the fact that this thing is held together with tape and string, it seemed pretty well engineered.
posted by y6y6y6 at 10:28 AM on June 9, 2001

Thanks for the pics!
posted by roboto at 7:53 AM on June 14, 2001

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