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Re: What is the most dangerous discipline of kitesurfing?

Postby we » Wed Dec 31, 2014 7:12 pm

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Re: What is the most dangerous discipline of kitesurfing?

Postby Bille » Wed Dec 31, 2014 7:16 pm

14ToeSide wrote:
windsuks wrote:All, if launching up wind of rocks/buildings etc

:happybirthday: :happybirthday: :dontpanic:
I agree with --windsucks-- on this one .
There were TWO people killed while hooked-up to a kite, in the not too distant
past ; both got slammed into something hard, (then died) !

Wasn't a guy killed that way , around December of 2014 ? ----- YEP here it is :

Post subject: Re: 2 kitesurf fatalities in France (23-12-2014)
viewtopic.php?f=1&t=2387357&p=869618#p869618

The last guy that died at Mohave ,(while kiting) ; also lost his life, just the
way --windsuks-- described ! :(

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Re: What is the most dangerous discipline of kitesurfing?

Postby SupaEZ » Wed Dec 31, 2014 7:48 pm

Starsky was talking about Jens freedom of speech post that got erased ....wiped out

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Re: What is the most dangerous discipline of kitesurfing?

Postby edt » Wed Dec 31, 2014 8:06 pm

yeah good points above.

The most dangerous discipline in kitesurfing is launching and landing the kite! Why? Because land is hard.

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Re: What is the most dangerous discipline of kitesurfing?

Postby Don Monnot » Wed Dec 31, 2014 8:18 pm

Land is hard--that's why I don't go landboarding! Probably plenty of scrapes and breaks landboarding, but I don't know anybody that crazy. The stuff they pull looks insane. I much prefer water. Ice is also hard, but when you land at least you slide without road rash.

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Re: What is the most dangerous discipline of kitesurfing?

Postby plummet » Wed Dec 31, 2014 9:01 pm

Don Monnot wrote:Land is hard--that's why I don't go landboarding! Probably plenty of scrapes and breaks landboarding, but I don't know anybody that crazy. The stuff they pull looks insane. I much prefer water. Ice is also hard, but when you land at least you slide without road rash.
I am that crazy...well you don't have to be crazy to landboard. You just have to apply a different set of rules to the activity. Punting a 6 foot high air on the land gives you a massive thrill as you must land it or there will be pain. To get the same thrill on the water you need to go 3-4 times as big to get the equivalent ring puckering feeling!... So you tone down the size and amplitude of what you do on the land. Because the land is hard there is more likelihood of minor injuries. But because you are going smaller and are suited with more armour to be prepared for the crashes I think there is less likely hood of major injury or death. Also typically you use less powered kites than kitesurfing so you are more likely to stay in control.

Any way lets put land/snow kiting aside from this discussion.

Also lets put aside the standard kitesurfing error/injuries that can occur across the board of kitesurfing regardless if style. EG launching/landing, using the wrong kite for the conditions.... smashing into hard objects down wind.....

What disciplines are more likely to cause injury or death?
For example. wake style seems more likely to give you knee injuries,
speed kiting... high speed impact injuried.
storm kiting .... getting punishing by the conditions
wave riding---- going through the washing machine.... getting dragged behind the kite which is in the washing machine
airstyle.... loosing control of a very powered kite.
etc....

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Re: What is the most dangerous discipline of kitesurfing?

Postby dt73775 » Thu Jan 01, 2015 3:57 pm

when traveling to other places, getting so wasted the night before....Sometimes we get so drunk, you know you don't have the energy or the mindset that if anything goes wrong the next day you will be "F"ed. Done it a couple of times where I'm just saying to myself.." I shouldn't be out here"

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Re: What is the most dangerous discipline of kitesurfing?

Postby jens » Fri Jan 02, 2015 1:30 pm

if "storm kiting" is a discipline of kitesurfing then it has to be the most likely to cause death. The unpredictability of the conditions and the fact that ( at least around here) when the conditions are at there craziest, no one is coming to help you if things go wrong. A very experienced kiter died in hatteras a couple years back when he was stuck on a sandbar (riding storm conditions) within sight of beachgoers but the waves and wind prevented any rescue. Similar situations exist in the Great Lakes where I live, when its real big, the coast guard boats aren't coming out and the helicopter is too far away.

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Re: What is the most dangerous discipline of kitesurfing?

Postby POACHER » Fri Jan 02, 2015 4:54 pm

pumping.

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Re: What is the most dangerous discipline of kitesurfing?

Postby windrt » Fri Jan 02, 2015 6:44 pm

wave riding.
wakestyle on bigger wave kickers can get complicated too


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