If it is still too much, ditch the bloody thing.
And this is what we do not practice enough...I rarely seen anyone doing it in a controlled way, myself included. Not once in a storm or heavy gust.
Something worth learning to do in a split second.
People tend to go for more gadgets (helmets, vests), but this is a core problem.
Because i'm a 60 year-old,legless white haired guy, i practice that QR,a LOT.
I also use the helmet & vest because i can't afford to loose any
more body parts. Sometimes it's because i don't trust my legs if the beach is crowded
so i self rescue back to shore, & drop the kite in the water, Way out beyond the swimmers.
No EGO here, no problem with that "ditch the bloody thing" !! And as a result i have
never bin dragged through the dirt on shore ; i know of many kiters who have done that trick !
The "Shore" is NOT my friend, and i'm just as scared of it as i am when i land my rigid-wing
HG after every flight.