• Short Summary

    ROLLER SKATING - WITH A DIFFERENCE. W. WAGENAAR, FROM HOLLAND TODAY (TUESDAY) TOOK HIS SPORT?

  • Description

    ROLLER SKATING - WITH A DIFFERENCE. W. WAGENAAR, FROM HOLLAND TODAY (TUESDAY) TOOK HIS SPORT INTO THE AIR. ATTACHING A LARGE KITE TO HIS BACK, WAGENAAR WAS TOWED BEHIND A CAR TRAVELLING AT ABOUT FORTY MILES AN HOUR. SOARING INTO THE AIR HE REACHED A HEIGHT OF ABOUT NINETY FEET.

    WAGENAAR WHO IS TWENTY SEVEN , ALREADY HOLDS A WATER-SKI FLYING RECORD, WON WHEN HE FLEW TO MORE THAN FOUR HUNDRED FEET. NOW HE HAS EXCHANGED THE WATER FOR THE HARD ROAD - AND A PAIR OF ROLLER SKATES. HIS FIRST TRY ENDED IN DISASTER. HE CRASHED TO THE GROUND AND WAS INJURED - HIS KITE, WHICH WAS WORTH TWO HUNDRED POUNDS WAS COMPLETELY DESTROYED.

    FOR TODAY'S ATTEMPT WAGENAAR CHOSE THE DUTCH MOTOR-RACING DRIVER VAN ZALINGEN TO DRIVE HIS CAR. AFTER BEING REFUSED PERMISSION TO CARRY OUT HIS ATTEMPT IN ONE PLACE, WAGENAAR MOVED ON TO A QUIET STRETCH ROAD. WHILE HIS ASSISTANTS WATCHED EVERY MOVEMENT, HE CLIMBED STEADILY INTO THE AIR BEHIND THE SPEEDING CAR....

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    Film ID:
    VLVAC5N1130ZRMSG6AJQRQ7OIDLLD
    Media URN:
    VLVAC5N1130ZRMSG6AJQRQ7OIDLLD
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    10/03/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:13:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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