RickI wrote:Another consideration in this might be that Big Kites and Big Waves don't necessarily mix all that well. That is not to say that a smaller kite won't load up substantially in a wave. It is more to do with the lack of ease of relaunching a large kite in marginal winds with powerful waves piling through and higher likelihood of damage to the kite if a wave gets a hold of it. I was reminded of the big kite/big wave thing yesterday.
Your posts about staying away from the lines and just sending your kite off if you are in or near to being in a breaker zone have merit. I have felt that there outta be a law, if they are waves there should be wind! Then again, I don't surf.
Also, it is always a good idea to carry hook knives and wear gloves. You may not be able to cut yourself free if you fall into it, but it is nice to have the option. The gloves help manage excess hand wear in long 6 to 7 hour sessions and aid in line control during solo landings if you are forced to do so.
I do what I can, as I realize that someone as sexy as I will always be sought after as a role model.RickI wrote:No worries Sid, I know you were just kidding about helmets. After all ...
Motorcycle helmets haven't been strictly required by law for motorcyclists for almost four years in Florida after thousands of bikers fought for years for the privaledge of potentially injurying themselves more severely in impacts.
Helmet use by motorcyclists is therefore largely voluntary with lots of folks not wearing anything at all.
By showing a helmet in your avitar for over 180 posts, you have made a strong, indelible stand in favor of voluntary helmet use regardless of trends to the contrary.
That is an excellent example to provide for kiteboarders. That's the spirit and THANKS!
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