The "frame" of a kite is made of a bunch of poly tubes inside of tubes that are made of a pretty heavy weight spinn cloth.
Same concept as a tube tire. I demand 5% royalties.
The fabric itself is not what contains the air, it just limits how much the tube can expand.
NBC has complete video coverage on their site, it takes a little searching.
If you are up at 1 pm beijing time, its on live with commentary. they are 12hrs out of phase with the eastern US coast, means you'll be up at 1am.
whats the reasoning, weather?
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Ive done that in dinghys.
Stupid proper course, why don't they just quantize it and say. Something like leeward boat has rights to drive weather boat all the way to head to wind. or 90* to wind. Maybe in the next couple generations of rule books.