plummet wrote:So let me get this straight. A newbie that knew no better tried to rig and ride in gusty conditions while experienced kiters stood, watched and took photo's?
Then after he hammered himself the experience crew told him off for being inexperienced?
It seems the kooks are the experience guys who did not intervene soon enough to prevent a potential accident in the making.
I'm curious as to how you can tell someone is a potential accident in the making before they, what, set up? Launch?
Gotta be pretty hard job to tell someone to pack it in and come back another day cos they're a danger to themselves and others... especially with the sense of entitlement many have.
Recently had a conversation with someone trying to rebuild a bar system with swivels to stop the depower- and safety lines from twisting. It went round and round, and I finally twigged that the guy didn't know what he was on about. I politely & obscurely suggested that... and got told off: "I'm not a newb, don't talk down to me, I know what I'm doing" etc etc.
However, he got some advice from a local shop and learned that all he had to do to untwist the lines was... unspin the bar