deltawake wrote:Tom183, RickI and other saftey dweebs time to take your shots- right?
Some things for buttheads like you to take note of:
#1: This was DIMITRI. Not you or me. He's on a completely different level, and while he and maybe 1 or 2 other riders worldwide might be able to ride these conditions with some small margin of safety (only they know how small), the rest of us shouldn't even dream of it.
#2: He didn't use a 10m, a 9m or even a 7m - he used a 4m
. Too many guys with only a 9m try to use it in conditions it wasn't built for simply because it's "their smallest kite" - not smart...
#3: Dimitri wasn't alone and he wasn't counting on other guys who were out riding - he had real support from guys who were there just to look out for him.
Dimitri has a lot more than balls, he took what precautions he could, and unlike any of us, he really does have the necessary skills and the knowledge/experience to know if he could do it or not, and to know how dangerous it was for him.
That's the biggest difference from the rest of us - I hear guys say "yeah, I know it's dangerous", but only guys like Dimitri really know HOW dangerous and can compare that with a realistic measure of their own abilities. Too many amateurs don't measure their own skills realistically, and have no idea how dangerous it is.
It's one thing for someone like Dimitri to go out in these conditions, knowing what he knows, it's another thing entirely for someone like you or me to go out, NOT knowing what we don't know.