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(Some Guy)   Family sues kite fighters for nearly decapitating their son. In other news, there are kite fighters   (avvo.com) divider line 141
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2009-11-18 10:57:05 AM  
Fighting kites are cool as hell.

Sh*t, if you're good enough, you can decapitate a skatepunk.
 
2009-11-18 11:02:38 AM  
blah blah blah The Kite Runner blah blah
 
2009-11-18 11:04:12 AM  
"when he was he hit a glass-encrusted wire"

goodbye
 
2009-11-18 11:05:07 AM  
Suing someone is no way to get a head in life.
 
2009-11-18 11:05:20 AM  
Is this where they use sharpened strings? My dad told me about this once when was little and said they dip the strings first in a sticky resin then in powdered glass - true?
 
2009-11-18 11:06:05 AM  
Earlier we had shiate Fighters
Now we have Kite Fighters
 
2009-11-18 11:06:30 AM  
Kite Fighting is a sport...sorta...according to Big Bang Theory.
3.bp.blogspot.com
 
2009-11-18 11:06:46 AM  
Big Bang Theory did it.
 
2009-11-18 11:06:50 AM  
Cormee: blah blah blah The Kite Runner blah blah

THIS

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2009-11-18 11:07:04 AM  
Well, we better move to the next best fighting sport...

GASOLINE FIGHTS!
 
2009-11-18 11:07:18 AM  
Calmamity: Sh*t, if you're good enough, you can decapitate a skatepunk.

Practice hard enough and you can behead a hipster-courier on a fixiebike.
 
2009-11-18 11:07:19 AM  
stupid skater should watch where he is going
 
2009-11-18 11:09:01 AM  
Dang it!
 
2009-11-18 11:09:23 AM  
TheHottieGolfer: Suing someone is no way to get a head in life.

I agree. I prefer a chainsaw.
 
2009-11-18 11:09:33 AM  
news.sky.com
 
2009-11-18 11:10:00 AM  
It's the most dangerous sport in the world according to QI.
 
2009-11-18 11:10:18 AM  
www.nationallampoon.com

I got your kite, I got your kite!
 
2009-11-18 11:11:09 AM  
And here I was, ready to come in here with a condescending missive regarding the existence of a best selling novel named The Kite Runner wherein, among other fascinating cultural revelations about Afghanistan, the tradition of "Kite Fighting" is described to a level of detail fitting for a central theme in a novel.

And Cormee beat me to it, much more eloquently to boot.
 
2009-11-18 11:12:02 AM  
TheHottieGolfer: Suing someone is no way to get a head in life.

You've never met Sue Gimme have you?
 
2009-11-18 11:14:53 AM  
schattenteufel: Kite Fighting is a sport...sorta...according to Big Bang Theory.

Came here for this.. Thanks!
 
2009-11-18 11:15:22 AM  
So of course they sue...the city. Because we all know the city has the power to prevent all dangerous activities from happening. I feel very sorry for this kid. I really do. But the city is not at fault for his injury anymore than it would have been liable had the kid been mugged.
 
2009-11-18 11:15:30 AM  
I read about this sport when I was a kid and thought it sounded pretty dangerous... dangerously awesome.
 
2009-11-18 11:15:34 AM  
Kite fighting? Is this the thread were we discuss tatics for General Drakkisath?
 
2009-11-18 11:15:48 AM  
Sure there are kite fighters. Some can make the Kessel Run in less than 12 parsecs.
www.skyhighkites.co.uk
 
2009-11-18 11:18:44 AM  
Having close to 400 stitches is pretty severe, but 'nearly decapitated' isn't something you would live through.
 
2009-11-18 11:19:48 AM  
MBooda: Sure there are kite fighters. Some can make the Kessel Run in less than 12 parsecs.


Someone needs to slap Lucas.

That is all.
 
2009-11-18 11:20:22 AM  
GMAFB. The glass makes it abrasive, it doesn't make it into razor wire. A 4 mph collision with an abrasive breakable string would cause some slight laceration, perhaps enough to require stitches if you're obsessive about your appearance. It isn't a mortal danger. And why would it be the city's liability? Are they responsible for everything that happens within their borders?
 
2009-11-18 11:21:06 AM  
It's called kiting. And it's illegal.

/got nothin
 
2009-11-18 11:21:56 AM  
zarberg

Is this where they use sharpened strings? My dad told me about this once when was little and said they dip the strings first in a sticky resin then in powdered glass - true?

Yes. Very popular in China, from what I've read.
 
2009-11-18 11:23:00 AM  
Cue the next anime. Complete with some kid imbued with the soul of a prince. Destined to unroll the string of destiny and fight for the world
 
2009-11-18 11:23:25 AM  
Wasilla Hillbilly: Having close to 400 stitches is pretty severe, but 'nearly decapitated' isn't something you would live through.

Would you be allowed to participate in the Headless Horsemen deal? Being "nearly headless" and all.
 
2009-11-18 11:25:17 AM  
competitors use a flexible, razor sharp wire to cut other kites out of the sky.

and here i thought it was making the kites run into each other... or something.

/srsly
 
2009-11-18 11:26:13 AM  
dj_bigbird: It's called kiting. And it's illegal.

/got nothin


TFA had nothing to do with writing bad checks silly.
 
2009-11-18 11:26:44 AM  
Did they nearly find his head over by the snowcone concession?
 
2009-11-18 11:26:58 AM  
I think this is a conspiracy by the manufacturers.The snowflakes have pads for knees, elbows,shins. Now they are going to market full body kevlar armor with real cool designs.
 
2009-11-18 11:30:17 AM  
was the kid from Europe? Kiting Czechs IS illegal
 
2009-11-18 11:30:21 AM  
If you lived you weren't "nearly decapitated", not even sure how you can be "nearly" decapitated.

You go from "cut badly" to "head missing", there's not really much in between that you can survive. Sounds like this falls into the 'cut badly' group.
 
2009-11-18 11:32:13 AM  
ihatedumbpeople: If you lived you weren't "nearly decapitated", not even sure how you can be "nearly" decapitated.

You go from "cut badly" to "head missing", there's not really much in between that you can survive. Sounds like this falls into the 'cut badly' group.


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2009-11-18 11:33:10 AM  
ihatedumbpeople: ...not even sure how you can be "nearly" decapitated.

I nearly saw a unicorn this morning.
 
2009-11-18 11:33:17 AM  
The first rule of kite fight club is...
 
2009-11-18 11:34:04 AM  
www.alpinecom.net

CB is not surprised. When, oh when will the kites fight back?
 
2009-11-18 11:34:34 AM  
ihatedumbpeople: If you lived you weren't "nearly decapitated", not even sure how you can be "nearly" decapitated.

You go from "cut badly" to "head missing", there's not really much in between that you can survive. Sounds like this falls into the 'cut badly' group.


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2009-11-18 11:35:22 AM  
MBooda: Sure there are kite fighters. Some can make the Kessel Run in less than 12 parsecs.

I have the X-Wing version of that. Large enough frame that you can kill a womp rat with it.
 
2009-11-18 11:35:26 AM  
Man, there's been kite fighting going on in Flushing Meadows all this time and I'm just now finding out about it?!
 
2009-11-18 11:35:33 AM  
I don't know what Kite Fighting is but it sounds like it should have a theme song to the tune of the Crossfire commercial jingle.

KITE FIGHTER!

You'll get cut up in the...

KITE FIGHTTER!

KITE FIGHTER! KITE FIGHTER! KITE FIGHTEEEEEEEEEEEEEER!
 
2009-11-18 11:36:00 AM  
Am I hallucinating? What happened to the R. Crumb' God-shouldn't-be-drawn-that-way' thread?
 
2009-11-18 11:36:25 AM  
I knew how to dip kite string in glue and glass when I was a kid in the early 1960s. Used to saw through other kids' strings.
/My lawn, etc.
 
2009-11-18 11:37:07 AM  
When I was a kid there was a punk down the street who was from a rich family. He flew a huge-ass kite with some sort of braided kevlar swordfish fishing line his dad gave him.

Being the bitter lower-middle-class punk I was, I took a couple of injector razor blades and tied them to my string on my crappy drug store kite so they formed a "V".

I cut his big ol' kite right the fark down, buh-bye kite. It landed about a mile away.

/35 years later I'm sure he's forgotten all about it and still has way more money than me.
 
2009-11-18 11:38:20 AM  
Sybarite: Did they nearly find his head over by the snowcone concession?

That crazy Bill Jr. always was a daredevil.
 
2009-11-18 11:39:23 AM  
Sybarite: Did they nearly find his head over by the snowcone concession?

You know what Sybarite? I like you, you're not like the other people... here in this farking park.
 
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