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Sunday, 27 April 2008

Streatham Kite Day

2 weeks ago, 13/4/08, was Streatham Kite Day. Felt too lazy that's why for the late updates.

It was a very wet day and was raining since the morning, which is not good. Around noon time the rain stopped so Kevin and I went to Streatham Common for the event. The ground was so wet and as many people walking on it... it became muddy...

The first thing we saw is few people flying kites in a closed area. Can you see their kites?? Click to enlarge to see more clearly as it's quite small.
Then we walked down the grass to the tent which sells kites.



This kite is only palm size which is quite interesting. The packaging states that it flies. We bought a kite which is purple in colour. No special designs or such. It cost us £5.99 for that. I think in Malaysia RM2 can get one already. £5.99 if convert is around RM35 which is expensive... :P The most expensive one I saw selling is around £150. Not sure what is so special about it as I'm not a professional kite flyer.
A father trying to fly a kite with his son.
Sky full of kites....
Our kite in my hand while Kevin went to get string extension. The string is too short to fly the kite higher. This is the maximum length of the fitted string.
Do you see the Octopus? Unfortunately it only maintained at that height for a while then dropped as the wind is not strong enough to fly higher. All the strings were attached to its head. I really don't know how they fly it.
Is that a plane or a kite?

All tangled up... then after that....
The Kite Flyer.... Well... this photo is taken after the string extension. You can see the kite so small that it is so far from the ground. We fly the highest kite among all other people after string extension. After that the rain started to pour again. It took us around 20 minutes to wind down the damn string after flying it so high. We even walk back to the tent to continue bringing down the kite. The people who wait at the tent were so surprised that our kite was miles away... haha...

Anyway, that was my first time actually flying a kite. It's quite an interesting experience. I heard the organiser said that the next one will be at Black Heath during mid of June. Will we be going again to fly the purple kite? We'll think about it.

2 comments:

MyviKiller said...

Try attaching your camera phone and take the videos above,hahahaha...

Jeremy said...

wah... too heavy to fly if like tat a... need to hv hurricane to fly it.. hahahaha...