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by K-School SafetyFirst
Sun Aug 21, 2011 2:21 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: swimming self rescue
Replies: 38
Views: 3629

Re: swimming self rescue

KiteboardingTampaBay wrote:I believe that 75+% of all kiters don't have a clue how to (actually) self rescue. Less than 10% will admit they have never even tried it.
first figure, I second
second: we're more honest here, at least 50 % will admit it.
by K-School SafetyFirst
Sun Aug 21, 2011 2:04 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: The Safety Topic: please post your experience and advice!
Replies: 264
Views: 90215

Re: The Safety Topic: please post your experience and advice

Solution for the video situation: try pulling lines alternately. A steering line, frontlines, wait for the wind to turn it.

Even an inverted kite can be flown back to the beach.
by K-School SafetyFirst
Mon May 23, 2011 10:08 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: The Safety Topic: please post your experience and advice!
Replies: 264
Views: 90215

Re: The Safety Topic: please post your experience and advice

i cannot imagine any instructor telling you to tie yourself in to the 5th line. would anyone here go out in any conditions with no means of releasing the kite, especially in 30-40 mph winds?. somewhat related, early this spring, a storm came in and i quickly headed to shore, but no one else was aro...
by K-School SafetyFirst
Mon May 23, 2011 9:52 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: The Safety Topic: please post your experience and advice!
Replies: 264
Views: 90215

Re: The Safety Topic: please post your experience and advice

Flagging is an outdated term. Modern kites don't flag, except for some C's and non-inflatables. But even Flysurfer now has a 5th line.
Kites keep their shape largely, so keep pulling and sometimes looping, if they're not in 5th-line (smile) position.
by K-School SafetyFirst
Fri May 13, 2011 2:49 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: The Safety Topic: please post your experience and advice!
Replies: 264
Views: 90215

Re: The Safety Topic: please post your experience and advice

I have seen it happen, not just on Best kites, but also Cabrinha, North and others.
Sometimes even when it was leashed on a frontline. On a steering line, it's very dangerous.
by K-School SafetyFirst
Fri May 13, 2011 2:37 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Kiting kids
Replies: 84
Views: 7329

Re: Kiting kids

My son and one of his friends has been snow kiting with me for 3years they are both 13 now. I've found that their kite skills developed very quickly but their ability to assess conditions and safety are pretty much non existant. When we set up to kite I'm telling them what the conditions are, what ...
by K-School SafetyFirst
Fri May 13, 2011 1:38 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: The Safety Topic: please post your experience and advice!
Replies: 264
Views: 90215

Re: The Safety Topic: please post your experience and advice

Ofcourse it will lose its shape a little, but holding it on a steering line in strong wind will normally result in uncontrollable pull. Except when it's not pumped well.
by K-School SafetyFirst
Fri Apr 22, 2011 9:14 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Kiting kids
Replies: 84
Views: 7329

Re: Kiting kids

Yes, you all need to relax. He didn't put the kid in danger for nothing. It was to promote his brand. He's not stupid. He wouldn't make his kid jump in shallow water, close to shore for notting. That would just be so amasingly stupid. Remember he uses his kid for promotional purposes, he wouldn't r...
by K-School SafetyFirst
Wed Apr 20, 2011 4:09 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: The Safety Topic: please post your experience and advice!
Replies: 264
Views: 90215

Re: The Safety Topic: please post your experience and advice

Sorry, wrong button in previous post. When held from the one steering line it turned into a flag and lost every power (as expected). The first couple of yards where fairly hard to pull though, I would have preferred to wear gloves! The Waroo must have been pumped up way too soft if it could flag on ...
by K-School SafetyFirst
Wed Apr 20, 2011 4:06 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: The Safety Topic: please post your experience and advice!
Replies: 264
Views: 90215

Re: The Safety Topic: please post your experience and advice

9m2 Waroo, limited edition (that doesn't really matter but I was told that I must be proud of it :naughty: ). 4 line bridled hybrid. The leash was attached to the front line assembly. I guess that the wind was so strong that even in this fully depowered mode there was enough power for adventure..! ...

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