I wonder why journalists get paid...another nonsense article from Germany's biggest newspaper.
Sounds like his board had wheels...so it was a landboarder.http://www.bild.de/regional/koeln/sportunfaelle/kitesurfer-von-segelseil-erdrosselt-31612968.bild.html
Riding bigger kites will make you more aware of dangers. Yes, unexperienced riders with a bigger kite can break a golden rule. Experienced riders will think prior to the dangers and try to eliminate them (distance is your friend).
That's why I am explaining the dangers and how tos on my DVD in details, how to handle the kites when launching and landing correctly. This is where most had accidents.
I am not promoting big kites to unexperienced riders, but to intermediate, who want to learn tricks.
And do also make sure to say, to use a bigger kite in lighter winds, then a smaller in stronger.
At which wind speeds do people die most of the time? 20+ knots?
Stay below and you will have nothing to worry about.