Experimental player wrote:Wouldnt you keep your kite low and use your 5th line in this situation?
Dont tell me he was a dumbow!
and didnt have a 5th line rigged for self landing in powerful winds.
There was another accident with some similarities in the area involving a well experienced kiter on a new fifth line rig in another squall. More about that in the second story HERE. He ended up getting slammed into the sand after being lofted just short of the road but destroyed his kite. There are no magic kites, flat, fifth line or otherwise. We need to use good judgment, weather planning and practice in trying to deal with emergencies.
Stay out of squalls, period.