Four kites, one man! Thrill-seeker thought to be first in the world to perform impressive kiteboarding stunt!
A thrill-seeker is thought to be the first in the world to perform an impressive boarding stunt using four kites.
Ville Pääkkönen from Finland stunned spectators with the unique feat after stacking four kites together before kiteboarding through the Pallas-Yllästunturi National Park, also known as the Finnish Lapland.
Ville from Vuokatti, Finland, said: “We spent whole last week in Pallas in Finnish Lapland.
“On the last kiteboarding day we tried something a little different and attached four kites in a row which may have been for the first time in the world.
“Usually a kiteboarder uses only one kite at the time but we used the four best kites at once.
“We were wondering almost the whole week whether to do it.
“On Saturday we woke up and we thought that this is the day, we packed up the kites and hiked up to the launch area.
“We set the rigging up a couple of hours early because there were so many lines and knots so we tried to figure out in what order to attach the kites to the knots to make sure the strongest pull comes from the right direction and does not mess up the angle of attack for the kites if the attachment points want to slip. But we did that correctly because those kites stayed in the air and it worked great!
“We rode almost whole day with that four kite combination.”