Back on topic:
My clip on the board idea is nice is it not?
Have you ever tried "your" idea before? I have on and off for years and it has some problems.
Yes it works great.
Newer boards often don't have leash attachment points or even if they do, the attachment point may not stop the board from being pulled beneath the surface. So you are trying to sail in and your board is diving beneath the surface trying to anchor you in place.
What the fuck does sailing your board have to do with getting to your kite?
This is even worse using foot straps.
If you are trailing lines even with just the bar being dragged you can have problems with:
- tangling and potential cutting in going through surf,
- snagging your lines on the bottom followed by tangling, being pulled beneath the surface, etc.
- having a fast moving boat hit your lines causing cutting, trauma, etc.
So keeping your lines from dragging on the bottom by having them held by the board results in? tangling?, cutting in the surf? and exposes you to fast moving boats? then?, Maybe you could get a ride? and if your at your kite prior to the surf how is that a bad thing?
There have already been incidents involving some of the above outcomes.
So your just speculating on the rest then?
I have yet to see an easy answer to the problem of dealing with lines in well powered conditions with self rescue.
How about hooking the kite leash up to the board and just dragging in?
that way you are free of the whole mess if it gets nasty.
You wouldn't know that because you admit that you haven't done research.
Research and speculation folded together and presented as fact is your game.
I've saved my kite from a lee shore half a dozen times like this, never had a problem,
But Yeah, you squall kiters have some issues I'd never suggest climbing up the lines when it's powered.
I believe you have made
Ranting and raving without some careful thought, personal experience or at least reviewing the experience of others will accomplish very little of practical use. It will entertain yourself and a few other bored individuals perhaps.
Exposed you as a wishful thinker haven't I
Conveying respect to harshly outspoken, vulgar but frequently wrong or poorly thought out opinions is a mystery.
If a fool yells loudly and often enough saying whatever, he deserves your respect?
This is an aspect of human nature that I have yet to understand.
I believe there are more than a few things that are well beyond your grasp.
Repeating, don't respond to my posts particularly with ill considered, often vulgar and idiotic comments and I will return the favor. I don't need a "safety" heckler, who does?
Well Rick if your posts cannot stand up to scrutiny what good are they?
Take for example your low and go backtrack above:
You now say, low and go in gusty is dumb, low and go in light air is dumb, what dose that leave us?
How about steady nicley powered air
So like I say, if it's good steady air why in the world would you allow yourself to be compromized by a low ass kite?
It's like this Rick you just fail to make any sense at all most of the time
I reserve the right to question hair ball scemes et.al.