cancun_hound wrote:back to top
fo, I'd be interested in hearing your suggestions for extending your rigging method all the way to completing a self-water launch, step by step . I gave your method a trial run w/no wind the other day - seems like a winner and was much more tangle free than the one my instructor taught me - I'm sure I would have intuitively wound up thinking of it myself anyway - but thinks for the shortcut. (No other kiters in these parts so tips like this are invaluable). Also, any communication tips that I could utilize to thwart off these curious jetskiiers (hey neat, is that a parasail, parachute crap from 10 yards away)?
Well, it is like this,,, your location is as important if not more important than how you conduct yourself,,take> Mel< for example (you'll find him on this thread),,,he is a safety freak,, He is all about safety,,he talks safety, walks saftey,,he ends every post,,prevent bans leash your kite,,,I mean think about it????? How much more can you do,,,BUT then look at him he got lofted and all diged up,,this happened because he kites in a fucked up place,,,,his spot sucks,,,but he goes there??? So no matter how safe you think,,, you can get fucked by what you do,,,,(the athoritys are smarter than him they are going to ban kiting in this dangerious spot)
THAT is the key to safety,,,You have to do safe ,,, talking safe won't make you safe you have to do safe,,,
So cage,, Do your home work,,search out the best spot for kiting in your area,,,if you have to drive two hours,,well it is better than getting lunched at a poor spot close to home,,,Then on the jet ski dudes tolerate them they will save your ass one day by scoopin you up after you bust a line or just get stuck in no wind,,,
THE best place to kite is in steady wind,,,
find a spot with fetch,,(thats a wide open long streach of clear water that the wind goes over) this smooths out the gusty stuff,,,
Safety is more about the wind quality,, than a kite leash,,Im not anti kite leash Im anti dumb fuc,,,, gusts f*** ya leash or no leash.
that is it for now