The kiter has just jumped - his back is to the hill - the kite is pointing out tp sea and the paraglide descends too quickly ....I don't think the kiter even saw that the paraglider was so close....case of unlucky timing.
With the older FS kites the safety was a back line brake, you dropped the kite to leash and it would land on it's trailing edge - made land kiting really easy - only problem would be if the wind really picked up and you stake would go flying
I've been flying foils for 13 years - hardly ever hot launch - except in ultra low winds when the kite needs to be pumped into the air. - always do a side launch - you can control the amount of air going in - nice n' smooth
I used to ride an Flysurfer Psycho 1 9.5. - It did not turn ....i.e looping it was almost impossible to do - but it was quick across the window - and you would just send it to 12 and pull the bar in and get very good height
Water relaunch is their achilles heel - especially in surf... I fly psycho 3's(2006) and 2007 fuels. The Psychos have never been the easiest flysurfers to relaunch but they are so much better in waves than the fuels. If I ditch the fuel in waves - it's game over and more often than not the 5th line...
I flew a 18mt Chrono back to back with a 15 mt Speed 3....the chrono was quick for it's size, hangtime was even better than the speed......but it was so easy to have problems with balling and bow tieing.........and this is from someone with 12 years FS flying (I started with mastairs and psycho 1's ...
And your point is ???
They are race kites...high aspect - you don't see people racing on Fuels do you. Having flown both chrono and speeds - I'd rather have the flysurfer as a day to day light wind kite - just as I'm happy with my Fuel as a med to high wind kite