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Has anyone ever been killed by a kite?
Frank Gers, 8 years old, fell down an embankment near his Covington home in 1911 while flying a kite. He landed in a pond and was drowned. It wasn’t only the kite flyers themselves who were at risk.
How many kites are sold each year?
Kite flying is one of the most popular activities in the world. In the United States alone, more than 50 million kites are sold every year. It is now thought that the first kites, constructed from leaves, were flown over 2,000 years ago, which is 1,000 years before paper was invented!
Why we should not fly kites?
Kites will also put extreme tension on the kite lines making them razor sharp, any line under tension can cause severe cuts, bruises and burns if it comes into contact with anyone at any speed. Spectators DO NOT understand this and may not know they are in danger, especially young children.
How many kites are sold in the US each year?
Kites have been used for thousands of years to lift offerings and give thanks to the Gods for good harvests, fertility, weather and prosperity. There are over 50 million kites sold in the USA every year.
How fast can kite surfers go?
Most kiteboarders commonly ride at speeds between 15 and 25 mph. A normal kiteboarder can sometimes double the wind speed and get up to around 40mph given the right wind and water conditions and using the right kite size and board type. Professional racers commonly attain speeds of 50mph and up to almost 60mph.
Are kites good for you?
Kite flying is a great way to clear your mind, have fun, and has several health benefits. Neck/Shoulder Exercise – Sitting at a desk doesn’t promote good posture; flying a kite allows us to stretch our neck and shoulder muscles. 3. Stress Reliever – Flying a kite is relaxing.
Is it legal to fly kites?
It is usually illegal to fly your kite higher than what is stated by the regulations. However, as kites are sometimes put in the same category as anchored balloons, you may be able to obtain permission if you wish to fly a kite higher than the limit stated in the rules.
What’s the highest a kite has ever flown?
The highest altitude by a single kite is 4,879.54 m (16,009 ft) and was achieved by Robert Moore…