Tube kiting banned on some lakes

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The US Army Corps of Engineers is banning “tube kiting” at federal recreation lakes in New England.

The Corps says cited safety concerns in issuing the ban on the inflatable tube kites. The tubes are drawn behind boats and at a certain speed become airborne.

According to the Corps, the lakes are not large enough to support the speeds needed for the extreme sport.

In Vermont, the ban applies to Ball Mountain Lake in Jamaica, North Hartland Lake, the North Springfield Resevoir, Townshend Lake and Union Village Dam in Thetford.

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