So it turns out to be, once again, the ignorance or disregard of meteorological and/or aerological fundamentals.edt wrote: But thanks for that wind chart. I see they got slammed at 3:45 (at the wind meter) winds going up to 40 or 50 mph, with gusts all day up to 30, wow.
No it's not hard to blame the instructor for what happened. The instructor had the student using a board leash. Getting dragged by a looping kite is a hazard, but with a board on a leash it is far more dangerous. The leashed board nose dives and drags the kiter under water.edt wrote:
It's hard for me to blame the instructor for anything that happened after the kite begins looping. What he did with the boat, whether or not to try to cut the lines, how he tried to flag out, you are talking about a situation that is already out of control. He did what he could. Until you've been there, it's hard to understand just how fast things happen. It seems to me he kept a calm head the entire time, and acted quickly to do what he could.
He doesn't seem to be that concerned.markchatwin wrote: Imagine the hauntings this instructor will carry with him.
He has resumed giving lessons. He says that thanks to the confidence his students have in him he had starteds to give lessons again.Au nom de l'équipe de Fil d'air, je tiens a remercier chaleureusement toutes les personnes qui se sont manifestées sur ce forum a l'issue de ce dramatique accident.
Beaucoup de messages m'ont particulièrement touché, ce soutient m'est très bénéfique pour surmonter ce traumatisme. L'enquête judiciaire se poursuit dans le secret de l'instruction.
Le soutient et la confiance de mes stagiaires m'ont permis de reprendre l'enseignement et de continuer à partager notre passion.
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