Posted ByDwight on September 18, 2002 at 06:21:37: on http://www.blowinginthewind.com/wwwboard/wwwboard.html
I am impressed at the dedication of the KPWT to safety. They have created a line about 100 meters off the beach with buoys, and any rider kiting or landing jumps inside the line is fined $200. They have also made a quick release system mandatory for all competitors, so in case of emergency they can let go of the kite. I showed my new safety system with leash for the kite to the race director and we will have a meeting with the KWA (Kite World Association) representatives to talk about making safety leashes mandatory as well.
By Laurel Eastman.
We could learn from this. It's our future, like it or not.