That's BS, none of the types are saferPump me up wrote:The other kiters refusing to help is understandable:
Fred made the choice to choose less safe equipment (ram airs - for self rescue)
I've seen a lot of inflatable failers also with exploding leading edge in the air
just by flying them normally in deep waters, so you can't trust them either a 100%.
They had to be rescued.
The problem of bad choice of kite excist for inflato riders also, like yesterday at Hobbie Beach.
Choosing less safe large kites when the storm is moving in yesterday, see windchart
It's their problem and they shouldn't impose on others to make up for the deficiencies in their equipment,
and the scared cooks waving people to help them catching their kites in 40 mph winds.
Some others were rescued by sailboats and jet skis while others were smeshed to the sea wall,
exloding and abandoning kites swimming for life, what I just heard today.
Why they have not been able to "self-rescue" by grabbing the tips and "sailing" to shore
It's understandable they made a bad choice.
Also, catcing a wild uncontrolled rigid inflato Flying everywhere is - horrible.
If you don't believe it check the evidence here which is self explanatory:
Ignore the lies. Ignore the exaggerations. Ram airs are not inferior
compared to inflatables in wind dropouts and gear failures.