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Second fatality in Canada this year

Postby marlboroughman » Thu Jul 25, 2013 7:12 pm

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Re: Second fatality in Canada this year

Postby RickI » Thu Jul 25, 2013 9:00 pm

I am sorry to hear about this and my regrets go out to the rider's family and friends.

I could only find limited information about what happened in the news reports. From the wind conditions reported, it seems like a squall may have dragged or lofted him into the rocks. Is there more information available online?

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Re: Second fatality in Canada this year

Postby Laughingman » Thu Jul 25, 2013 9:18 pm

This is from the local forum It's not an attack site fyi...
ballisticsbob wrote:Soon you will hear of the North Bay kiter who passed away after a serious kiting accident on Lake Nipissing. I have very mixed emotions. I feel bad for him and his family, and their loss. I feel bad for those who were on the scene and witnessed the gruesome details. I feel bad for the death and suffering of a fellow human being and "brother" kiter. BUT I AM SUPER PISSED at the negative attention this will attract.

"Krazee Frank" was known to be a safety hazard, to himself and others. We tried to get him to see the error in his ways, time and time again, but he just wouldn't listen. This time he was on his 14m, while a guy 50+lbs heavier was riding an 8m. And for my friend to be on an 8m we know it had to be super nuking.

I've said to my wife before that we're often overly critical of kiters who end up in bad situations (like those who needed rescue lately), that it could happen to any of us. But in this case i feel it was a series and "kitestyle" of bad choices that lead to this guy's death. Now I'm quite concerned of what will come of kiting in North Bay once our resident "kite hater" gets his hands on this..

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Re: Second fatality in Canada this year

Postby plummet » Thu Jul 25, 2013 11:10 pm

Kite fatalities always seem to have a very similar theme.

Kiter rigs kite thats too big,
Flys in gusty conditions.
Gets lofted into something hard.
Typically doesn't wear a helmet.
Gets head trauma and dies.

This instance follows that path. We will most likely discover he was not wearing a helmet. Wind is stated at gusting to 28 knots. For an average sized dude that is pretty windy for a 14m. But possibly still controllable on a 14m depending on the blokes skill level.

I wonder what other factors came into play?

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Re: Second fatality in Canada this year

Postby Galeltic » Fri Jul 26, 2013 12:30 am

ego isnt good reflextion to others
any kiters need respect nature law of wind
wind would give them pleasure than ego show off take leading to be dangerous edge
anyway i felt sorry for his family and peace out

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Re: Second fatality in Canada this year

Postby tautologies » Fri Jul 26, 2013 12:36 am

This sucks. I sorry for the loss of the family and everyone involved. :(

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