Hmmdownunder wrote: ↑Thu Oct 26, 2017 4:18 amPOACHER wrote: ↑Wed Oct 25, 2017 4:30 pmYES! Survival Sailing is my jam!
Seriously.........the shitty conditions we have, I am a fist pumpin' fool just to make it back to the beach some days.
On this whole thread:
Why do people care what others do? I sure don't give a shit.
I'll repeat what I wrote before:
You would give a s.ite if wakestylers slam kites on someones head. All the time. We talking unhooked moves in the landing zone. This is where the most flat water is, and no, no one else slams the kite there with hooked moves.
I've been in a nasty situations too many times, ie:
- unhooked move, slams the kite in front of me. I am now between his lines, and the guy is having trouble with his boots in shallows. My kite crashed now and powering up, I can't even see it and control. After good 10 mins (felt like it), I say to the guy that I'll cut his lines to free myself. I am now in 10cm of water, not seeing my kite which is on the beach, powered. The guy threatened me that he will cut my head off, obviously not local.
I am so powered, my lines under his kite and me struggling with my kite, did not notice his line sliced my ankle. Finally, I managed to go under his fully powered kite and free myself.
Like it is OUR fault if you, wakestylers, crash your bloody kite on top of us.
This is a disaster waiting to happen. One powered kite on someones neck, and than what? It is you, wakestlers, to think of the consequences.
Face it, do you or do you not slam the kite more often with unhooked moves? If you personally don't, how many others do?
Do you think that it is fair what THEY DO to the other riders?
This probably differs a lot from spot to spot around the world, but I doubt you can make generalisation like that.
At my local spots it's certainly not people who unhook that you fear, the kiters at that level usually have a very developed feel for how much space they need, and at the same time they seldomly fuckup completely usually they stay in control even if they crash.
Around here the scary people are the ones who have moved past the beginner stage and started doing sent jumps. At this stage a lot of them can go fairly big, but they have not yet developed a feel for how much room they need, especially when they loose a bit of their edge at takeoff and shoot downwind. At the same time they have not yet developed good enough kite control and as result they end up with slack lines during their jump and therefore loose all control of the kite.
Hats of to kiters who start doing big sent jumps and taking the crashed that follow, we have all been there, and progression most often involve a lot of crashes. But most importantly try not to involve other kites when you crash, this goes for both hooked and unhooked moves.
As I said above this may very well differ from spot to spot, and as I stated before in this tread we really need to stop making general assumptions from what we experience locally.