Eight new stories have been added to the KSI dealing with leash issues including an example about why grab leashes are not reliable, several loftings including an uplift lofting and much more.
The KSI has been divided into three files for more rapid downloading, one for each of the years of 2000, 2001 and 2002. A table of contents has been added to each, along with page numbers, account titles per the suggestion of Rick Cavallaro along with a what's new section at the bottom of page 5. The site is located (for now), at:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/kitesurf/ ... formation/
There are lots of lessons and developing patterns in these accounts. Kiteboarding isn't as easy as it looks and when things go wrong you need as much on your side as you can get. Things like using good judgment, training, safety gear, kite leashes and lets not forget "space". This sport is evolving and we are learning from our mistakes, so tune up, tune in and contribute. More conclusions about these trends will be developed in the coming weeks. If readers have input, different analysis, suggestions, eyewitness information or new accounts, please email them to me at: firstname.lastname@example.org.