This video was filmed on October 26th, 2008 in the mountains off the Central Coast of California. Our goal was to document field-tests during the early development stages of the SPORTING-SAIL. Each color SPORTING-SAIL represents a different type of fabric. After several descents throughout the following months, we found the best performing fabric for the exclusive use of the original SPORTING-SAIL (Downhill Parachute Kite Foil Body-Sail). Deploy one today at http://www.sporting-sails.com
The SPORTING-SAIL is an innovation used in downhill sports such as: Skateboarding, Longboarding, Skiing and Snowboarding to control speed and stability through wind resistance. The SPORTING-SAIL acts like a drag brake foil and is affixed to the rider's body at the ankles and hands. It does not control you, you control the SPORTING-SAIL. Experiment various ways to explore what wind and air has to offer. Deploy and enjoy!
DISCLAIMER: We are aware of the fact helmets were not present, and in retrospect, this was unsafe. We recommend riders to learn how to skateboard, longboard, ski or snowboard before using the SPORTING-SAIL. Wear all appropriate safety gear and know your equipment. Be responsible, resepct mother nature, share the slope, obey the rules of the road and have fun!
Deployers: The Dafoe Bros. & The Smith Bros
Film: Mike Short
Edit: Billy Smith
Location: Central Coast of California
Film Date: October 26th, 2008
Track: First Snow (Ooah Remix)
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