One man kite team

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One man kite team

Postby kitemeister » Sat, Jan 19 2013, 01:15 PM

The guy flying the 3 kites is in his 80s, and he's from Canada . He comes to the Washington State International Kite Festival every year. His skin is like leather as he normally flies with his shirt off. He is deaf, so when he flies we hold our hands up and wave them for applause. He flies 2 with his hands and the 3rd one is attached to his waist. Enjoy!

http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=nr9KrqN_lIg
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Re: One man kite team

Postby Mike » Mon, Jan 21 2013, 10:38 AM

Ray has flown at the Grand Haven festival. He flew all day long, which is a lot of exercise with three kites. It builds up your arms and your hip-waggling muscles.
He's not the only guy that does this, there's a guy on the west coast who's name I forget, and another Canadian, Jean Lamire, who you can often see at one of the Milwaukee kite festivals. But Ray travels the world and is certainly the best known.
Ray always flys to the same song when he performs. Since he can't hear it anymore, he has someone slap him on the back when the music starts and he starts his performance based on his memory of the song.
It's certainly something to see, it's hard to believe it's one guy,


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