On 2002-11-06 18:48, Anonymous wrote:
Can't we all just get along?
yeah,we will, but this is a hot topic, so opinions get heated up.
We are kiters and will always help each other or our sport will die and this is the last thing we want, since for many people it is the nicest thing in life.
The problem is that we can't say: use a leash before you get me in trouble. Some are ignorant and don't see the problem.
If you use a helmet or vest or not, it is everyones own problem,but the leash is not.
So there has to be a solution and we should demand for everyone before the authorities will ban our sport because someone had sincery injuries or evendied because of a runaway kite.
Riding without leash means putting others in danger knowing it and this is not the future of our sport. If somethings breaks it is different, the wasn't your fault,but letting go of the bar it is.
So this topic isn't easy since no-one wants to tell anyone what to do, but if it may affect our health everyone will take precautions and that is e.g. not rescuing someones kite if they didn't use a leash.
I can understand both opinions, but more logical for the future and everyone else is the fact that we all should use a leash.