• Short Summary

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

  • Description

    1.
    ASSEMBLING WING (TWO SHOTS)
    9 1/2 ft

    2.
    WIND GAUGE AND RELEASE (AIR SPEED INDICATOR)
    14 ft

    3.
    CROWD
    16 ft

    4.
    CARRYING WING TO WATER
    20 ft

    5.
    DICKENSON DISCUSSES PLANS WITH BOAT DRIVER
    22 ft

    6.
    DICKENSON TALKING
    24 ft

    7.
    BOAT DRIVER
    26 ft

    8.
    SKIER TAKES OFF
    33 ft

    9.
    FROM BOAT, SKIER LEAVES WATER AND RISES
    39 ft

    10.
    SKIER IN AIR
    40 1/2 ft

    11.
    SKIER COMES DOWN NEAR WATER THEN RISES AGAIN
    47 1/2 ft

    12.
    REAR VIEW SKIER IN AIR
    55 1/2 ft

    13.
    SKIER COMES IN TO LAND
    60 ft

    14.
    SKIER TAKING OFF AGAIN, DROPS
    65 ft



    Initials CAR/S/MK/YA/RBI



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: 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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