"never trust a survivor," my father used to warn me, "until you know what he did to stay alive." those words are what forced me to lose trust in myself, for i didn't exactly know what i did to survive.
Kites like this big LEI (leading edge inflatable) are often used for snow kiting. That is,getting pulled across the snow on skiis or a board. This guy however, appears to just be flying from one spot. T.P. (my-best-kite.com) Cropped from a photo by timaroundtheworld on Flickr (cc).