Have you spoken to Shannon about what happened?
Have you spoken to Peter about what happened?
Both Knew what they were up against before they went out and made a conscious decision to still try to deal with the conditions.
The simple truth...none of these "obvious things that Rick recommends" could have saved Peter, none of them could help Shannon. When the shit hits the fan, you're fucked.
Now do you keep your cool and deal with the situation or do you panic and become a dear in the headlights?
Well Tom, I believe that you would probably do the later. Read all you want but nothing beats a good ass whooping in the early stages to get you primed for responding to the real shit.
It's people like you who read the incident reports and decide what will work best in thoery that will contribute to our bans!
Why, you ask?
Because when that 60 mph gust hits you on the water what are you going to do? you're going to ditch your gear. Why do I know this? Becuase I have seen many a kiter like you. Helmet, whistle, life vest and a hundred other safety contraptions makes you feel indestructible. When shit hits the fan, you guys are the first ones to pull the cord. It amazes me, you guys even cut the leash, like get this scary thing far, far away from me.
You are right about one thing; there are a lot more kiters like you out there now than there were three years ago and yes, these kiters will contribute to more bans as their gear comes flying onto the beach, into trees, hotels, cars, bridges....BULLSHIT!
I can't believe I even waist my time with this Bullshit. You guys are hopeless. You probably won't here much more from me and I'm sure you won't miss me just do me a favor and...
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Errrrr have you spoken to Shannon or Peter ??????
didnt think so you bullshiter
when the shit hits the fan you are not fucked ive been through the fan my experience kept me from panicking and i released to my leash in time to stop being dragged onto rocks or lofted over a road
i spent a lot of tiem flying foils on land i know what gsuty does to kites i took lessons from a very good teacher you and fo talk bullshit ive learned heaps from ricks posts keep it up rick
you actully sound like thar arrigant fo idiot that has sex with monkeys aids is eating his brain poor bastard i bet you are him hiding behind another kooky name
Shut the f*** up unless you have spoken to a dead man read what shannon said idiot