Thanks for the checklist. I came across that sometime ago and when searching for it unsuccessfully a couple of weeks ago. It presents an interesting approach to deciding to ride or no. I need to study it further, thanks again!
The use of the word "extreme" has raised concerns in other forums before. I use it with some reluctance but for one reason, as a caution. Until the standard of care commonly exercised by the majority of kiteboarders is improved, I believe that we will still have a fair quantity of avoidable accidents. I do not use it for any "trendy" or hype connotation.
Thanks to everyone for your ideas on this important subject. Please do us all a favor. Talk with your friends, shop and school owners in your area. Try to emphasize the hazards posed by storms or squalls and flying near to and upwind of hard objects.
There is more about this subject located at:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/kitesurf/ ... EFERENCES/
If you can go over the rest of the "Ten Points" even better. Strong unstable weather seems to be prevalent in Europe these days. Your efforts to elevate hazard awareness may save some riders a lot of pain and perhaps preserve your access.
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