July 26, 2010

Flugtag 2010 -- Twin Cities

Red Bull Flugtag Twin Cities.

Over 90,000 strong filled the waterways and packed the banks of the Mississippi to watch a bunch of homemade flying machines make their way off a 30-foot high ramp. Spectators bore witness to a world record flight as team Major Trouble and the Dirty Dixies soared 207 feet to victory. the roughfisher was there to capture the world record flight on photograph.

Major Trouble and the Dirty Dixies
Hilarity ensues as 36 teams liftoff from the giant ramp. Few survive the fall. Here are a few highlights:

If ever there was a craft for us fly fisherman it would be the Team S.W.A.T, a giant mosquito.

Team S.W.A.T
Hometown favorite Zorbaz entered their own craft in the event, Zorbaz Flying Food Zquadron, taking home the People’s Choice Award with the most text votes.

Zorbaz Flying Food Zquadron
This was some of the funniest shit I've seen since watching brother Ben put the moves on some unsuspecting ladies and failing miserably. The poor kid just ain't got no game.