First documented case here. Perhaps knives are occasionally useful after all. They are not bulky; so why not?Tyrone Rabinowitz wrote:Years ago my hook knife saved my life....
Most likely I won't need it again but I won't kite without a knife of some sort.
Helmets and kite knives "go together like love and marriage".alexrider wrote:Tyrone Rabinowitz wrote:
Helmets are hardly worn...that's a topic well covered. A guy who has a knife but no helmet hasn't got his priorities right.
By any chance was this the new knife, which did not cut the line? The reason I ask is because the blades do not appear to be correctly inserted. I will explain in detail what worries me about what I see in this picture, if anyone is interested.windyway wrote:
I bought a NEW knife from a well known kite brand at my local shop.
It would not cut a tensioned line.
I have used it twice now. Last time I was doing a self rescue when the wind shut off. In my local river tide going out and running out of beach. I took my leash off to tie my board to myself so I could roll up my kite and paddle in, well I went to grab the bar to roll the lines up and the bar had sank to the bottom of the river and got caught on a snag. On a 2010 airush bar. It was too deep down to swim and free it, I tried. I swam down 20 ft crawling down the lines but couldnt make it any further. So I decided to ditch the bar and finish swimming in, it was already dark and I was the only guy on the beach. Tide was ripping out so hard and so much resistance on the kite I couldn't get the lines taken off the kite. I had been in the water over 3 hours by now, tired and cold. I took my knife out and just cut the lines, freed the kite and went to the bar for some shots of whiskey to warm myself back up and mourn the loss of my brand new kite bar.kochease wrote:
I had to use my knife once in the water, so glad I had it. ...
Alexrider wrote: In which circumstances ? It would be interesting to know.
Was it a whale that got caught in the lines an dived, pulling you along?
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