Go Fly a Kite
Matt isn't the guy that "normally" sets up the kites ... but on this day, he gets the glory
(sorry other dude). Matt Marini of Phoenixville, Pa. know a few things about kites. He works at The Air Circus on the Ocean City boardwalk.
A Fun Idea
Every morning these guys set-up kites on the beach in front of their 11th Street boardwalk shop.
"It's a great way to draw attention to the shop, and it promotes our favorite hobby of kite flying. Every morning we set-up like 2 kites, we anchor them down using these kite anchors ... and we just let 'em go. I have to check on them every once in a while to make sure they're still flying ... but for the most part, once we get 'em up in the morning, they're good to go."
"Sometimes we get help from this little kid that lives above the shop. He comes down and sets up more kites - there's a Pirate kite he likes to fly ... but when it's just me ... just 2 kites".
Is it Really That Easy?
As I watched Matt send one kite up into the air ... then the other, I was amazed at how easy it was for him. It took just minutes (probably less than 5) for him to pull down all his gear and get these things flying. it was as if these kites were born to fly ... they wanted to be up there, it seems. Of course they're in the hands of a pro. I'm pretty sure I'd take out some little kid with a killer kite - like a dive-bombing menace causing trauma to poor little kids up and down
the Ocean City coastline.