• Short Summary

    THROUGHOUT THE WORLD SPORTSMEN SEEKING NEW THRILLS ARE TAKING TO HANGING BENEATH HUGE KITES. THEY?

  • Description

    THROUGHOUT THE WORLD SPORTSMEN SEEKING NEW THRILLS ARE TAKING TO HANGING BENEATH HUGE KITES. THEY GET THE KITES INTO THE AIR BY TOWING THEM BEHIND CARS AND SPEEDBOATS.

    AUSTRALIAN WATERSKIERS ADOPTED THE SPORT A FEW YEARS AGO. ENTHUSIASTS LIKE JOHN DICKENSON SET OUT TO BUILD A CHEAP PORTABLE KITE THAT COULD BE CARRIED ON THE ROOF OF HIS CAR.

    ALTHOUGH IT COST ONLY 13 POUNDS TO BUILD, THE KITE -- WHICH THE DESIGNER CALLS A "SKI-WING" -- HAS SUCH REFINEMENTS AS A CRUDE AIR SPEED INDICATOR AND AN EMERGENCY RELEASE CATCH.

    THE KITE ATTRACTED MANY ONLOOKERS WHEN IT WAS DEMONSTRATED AT NARRABEEN LAKE IN SYDNEY. THE RIDER SITS IN A KIND OF BOSUN'S CHAIR BENEATH THE KITE AND CONTROLS IT BY MOVING HIS BODY FROM SIDE TO SIDE.

    IT'S MADE OF ALUMINIUM TUBING, AND PLASTIC AND IS NOT AFFECTED BY IMMERSION IN SALT WATER.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA4RFL79GOGVXFDJA6Z8197CBP8
    Media URN:
    VLVA4RFL79GOGVXFDJA6Z8197CBP8
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    30/03/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:44:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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