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Postby Toby » Fri Nov 29, 2002 12:47 pm

you you tell us more about the "up a cliff of 50m" thing?

thx
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Postby BLOWN AWAY » Fri Nov 29, 2002 1:54 pm

It was "aklbob" .

His real name is Tim... he got pretty battered (got a photo of him on his website holding a can of red bull with his arm in a sling and bandages everywhere).

What apparantly happened was he was kiting in about 10 - 15 knots (good winds for the kite he was using) and this big squall came through. We can get some pretty vicious squalls here from the west but you can see them coming from ages and ages away....

But he apparantly tied himself to the kite due to some homemade depower setup he made not working.... this meant he could not eject... he got pulled to the cliff face and lofted upwards as a result...

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Postby BLOWN AWAY » Fri Nov 29, 2002 1:57 pm

Someone tried to rescue him but got caught in Tim's board leash for their troubles.... up they went too... anyway this guy came loose fell to the ground (rocks) and knocked himself out... when he woke up tim was dangling by his lines from a tree on the cliffface out cold.... Ambo was called and Tim was taken to hospital where he woke up....

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Postby Toby » Fri Nov 29, 2002 2:54 pm

sorry, but the way you write it it sounds funny :wink:
but glad to hear that nothing happend and they are ok.
I guess others won't have that luck the guys had...

the big squalls, same problem I guess everywhere.

The good thing is you can see them long time before.
So everyone, make sure you are off the water before the strong gusts hit!!!

Take care
Toby

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Postby Guest » Sat Nov 30, 2002 5:04 am

Yeah they're easy to see... the ugliest looking back clouds... it's just wondering if it'll miss ya or not.

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