1. On a local lake, some 15 with gusts to 22 knts, onshore....coming to shore, I did a last jump, landed it sweet and then decided to continue the float as close to the beach as possible, not to get mud on my feet (clay...you know how it is on lakes).
At minimum depth of water, the suction effect made the board to stick to the mud, so here I am redirecting the kite at 12 to stop my movement. All cool, I bend over to pick up my board with the left hand...while pulling the bar with the right hand (without noticing it). Kiteloop, me up in the air, at some 5 meters high, dropped the board on dry-land (at about 7 meters from the water) and tried to control the kite...at the very moment I touched the land I hit the release. I was already 12 meters from the take-off point! My butt hurt a couple of days
The rest of the guys on the shore were more scared than me...but I learned my lesson: never pull the bar unconsciously!
2. At snowkiting, wind dropped, so I took out my Spleene X19 (first time with it on the mountains and one of the first times ever snowkiting, also a beginer kiter). Did a first line, redirected the kite, pulled the bar and UP I GO
Excited from the jump, I have decided to show to my mates "how it should be done", especially since they were take pics...so I go back to them, full speed, redirect the foil, pull the bar and...A GUST CAME! There I was, some good 10 meters high, with the bar all pulled, scared and floating in the air...in the very moment I have landed, I called and more experienced rider and told him: "Man, take it to try!". Actually, I was ready to hit the release, if he would not took the kite