I was kitesurfing from a State Parks beach and was solo landing my Wipi 16.4 AB when a Park Ranger drove up, interested in kitesurfing and asked some questions. He told me of his wave surfing experience etc., so I assumed he had some aptitude and common sense for surfing sports.RickI wrote:I just came across this on the BKSA list at:
http://184.108.40.206/forum/display_to ... Position=1
But I suppose the moral of the story is to never trust the unskilled public with a power kite."
Yep......in fact, this is precisely the reason I now have a perforated eardrum Wife and I were mucking about, body-dragging in the water with her holding onto the back of my harness (with her 60kg adding to my 77kg). I powered up too much, she couldn't hold on, so bailed out. I was suddenly 60kg lighter and, with the kite powered up, I rocketed up into the air and came down heavily on the side of my head in the water.....directly on my ear. I think the sudden lack of extra weight is what caused me to spin around and land on my side. Either way, fortunately only a minor injury.....more of an annoyance than anything else.....which has pretty much totally healed now. Back to the dr on Thursday to make sure before I go in the water over the long weekendkitesuffer wrote:Rick/Bonk
What about having someone who is holding you down letting go unexpectedly. Has happened to me and to many others I'm sure.
If you need to be held down you have to explain how dangerous it is to be let go to someone unfamiliar with kiting. BEST to avoid it unless absolutely necessary
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