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Tried flying a kite while on a surfboard?

December 08, 2004 20:55 IST

When the International Kite Carnival takes off, expect the horizon overlooking the picturesque shores of Miramar beach in Goa to turn into a kaleidoscope of colours.

The event is being held from December 10-12 and will feature kite-flyers from Belgium, Australia, the United States, United Kingdom, France, Belgium, Netherlands, Austria, Singapore, Germany, Australia, France, along with the Indian participants.

"We will have kites in varying designs, colours and conceivable shapes ranging from bees, airplanes, human figures and prehistoric creatures occupying the skyscape during the show," says Ajay Prakash, CEO of Nomads Travels, the event's organisers.

"We would have Babu Khan, the famous kite maker from Jaipur, flying 200 kites on a single line.

"The event would display the techniques of kite flying of the East and West. While in the East, the priority is on kite cutting, in the West it is on kite stunts," he said.

The event would prove to be a visual treat with fliers displaying kite-buggying, kite ballet and kite-surfing.

"In kite-buggying, the flier sits in a three-wheeled buggy, specially designed for the sport and flies a parafoil kite, which is a soft kite with two or four lines, while being steered by the flier's team."

In kite-boarding, the flier manoeuvres a kite while skating on the ground. In kite-surfing, a kite is attached to the flier's waist and is flown while the flier is balancing himself on a surfboard," he said.


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