Contact   Imprint   Advertising   Guidelines

kitemare (dont look if you are squemish)

forum for kitesurfers


User avatar
egor
Rare Poster
Posts: 24
Joined: Sun Mar 05, 2006 5:48 pm
Kiting since: 0
Brand Affiliation: None
Location: cornwall

kitemare (dont look if you are squemish)

Postby egor » Wed Aug 22, 2007 7:11 pm

hi guys was out at the bluff in cornwall launched a kite on a new bar and it all went pete tong i was getting dragged up the beach so i did a full release as i pulled on my naish leash it released the kite fine but i then found that the hook where it connects to my harness was in my hand but still connected to my harness leaving me really HOOKED in to my harness the guys on the beach cut the harness to release the hook. i dont think this is a fault in the naish design and could have happened on any leash. would be interested if anyone has seen anything like it before or anyways to avoid it. as it took 3 days in hospital and 2 general anesthetics to get the bastard out as it was hooked on a nerve. all i can say is i think unhooked rideing is the future.
Attachments
hand.jpg
that what i call rideing hooked in
hand.jpg (100.15 KiB) Viewed 2972 times

User avatar
Me!
Medium Poster
Posts: 70
Joined: Thu Aug 02, 2007 11:53 pm
Kiting since: 0
Brand Affiliation: None
Location: Tha HooD.

Postby Me! » Wed Aug 22, 2007 7:16 pm

Oh shiiitt broo !!

Sory for ya... :roll:

ttboy
Medium Poster
Posts: 80
Joined: Tue Nov 01, 2005 2:11 am

Postby ttboy » Wed Aug 22, 2007 7:56 pm

Im not sure I understand how the kite came unhooked from kite lines or (suicide leash)chicken loop.What happened?

kite_boy
Rare Poster
Posts: 25
Joined: Thu Feb 22, 2007 11:32 am
Kiting since: 0
Brand Affiliation: None
Location: Dubai

Postby kite_boy » Wed Aug 22, 2007 8:28 pm

What ttboy said. How did your leash manage to unhook from your harness?

I know you said don't look if you're squeamish...but that IS nasty!

tomatkins
Very Frequent Poster
Posts: 1114
Joined: Sat Jan 10, 2004 11:53 pm

Postby tomatkins » Wed Aug 22, 2007 8:32 pm

That picture is worth a thousand....screams!!!

And we thought that the only reason not to use that side gated shackle was because of the danger of accidental line entrapment...foolish us.

Why has this piece of hardware become so popular in the last couple of years?

My friends new Cabrina kites come with this shackle, as does another friend's '06 Naish kites.

Here is a picture of the substitute piece I made for their safety straps...it's not hard to tinker up this piece.
Attachments
safety  end opening shackle.JPG
safety end opening shackle.JPG (119.74 KiB) Viewed 2787 times

BWD
Very Frequent Poster
Posts: 3102
Joined: Thu Jun 05, 2003 3:37 am

Postby BWD » Wed Aug 22, 2007 9:48 pm

Not clear to me what happened from your post. ??

I am curious did you unhook the clip instead of triggering a safety release on the leash?

Did you accidentally or intentionally unclip the clip attached to the harness BEFORE the safety release higher up the leash line?

I hate those stupid carabiner style clips, they are no good for kiting.
Attached a picture of a better one, that used to be more common.

Regardless, Sorry for your pain. Best wishes with the recovery. Thanks for putting up the picture, it's a service to us all.
We're always only one random event away from accident.

@ tomatkins - I think they are popular cause they are cheap and look "strong," but alloy and no swivel. Whole sport has marketing disease. :(
Attachments
trigger snap shackle.jpg
(changed to better pic of better shackle)
trigger snap shackle.jpg (28.26 KiB) Viewed 1110 times
Last edited by BWD on Fri Aug 24, 2007 11:17 pm, edited 1 time in total.

russbates
Rare Poster
Posts: 19
Joined: Tue Nov 21, 2006 10:55 pm
Kiting since: 0
Brand Affiliation: None

Postby russbates » Wed Aug 22, 2007 10:58 pm

"My friends new Cabrina kites come with this shackle, as does another friend's '06 Naish kites"

You see that metal spike sticking out i know of someone who has had that cut in to different parts of their body on 2 different occassions when missing handle passes

Nothings completely safe

User avatar
islandstylen
Very Frequent Poster
Posts: 607
Joined: Mon Aug 01, 2005 11:02 am
Kiting since: 0
Brand Affiliation: None
Location: Windwards Caribbean

yaaaaah

Postby islandstylen » Wed Aug 22, 2007 11:03 pm

faaarrrrrkkkkk!!! thats nasty bro. hope it heals up good n fast

User avatar
Me!
Medium Poster
Posts: 70
Joined: Thu Aug 02, 2007 11:53 pm
Kiting since: 0
Brand Affiliation: None
Location: Tha HooD.

Postby Me! » Wed Aug 22, 2007 11:35 pm

I just cant understand how that leash got there...did you eyect from the back ejector or what ?!

did the kite still pull while your hand was still stuck there ?!

eastcoastkite
Very Frequent Poster
Posts: 591
Joined: Tue Aug 12, 2003 5:23 am
Kiting since: 2000
Local Beach: Gilgo NY/ Jockeys ridge OBX
Style: waves, freestyle, freeride
Brand Affiliation: Eclipse Kiteboarding www.eclipsekites.com
Location: Long Island NY, OBX Eclipse Kiteboarding
Contact:

Postby eastcoastkite » Thu Aug 23, 2007 12:39 am

Ahhh that hurts!!!!

What did it get hooked and drag you on your hand???


Return to “Kitesurfing”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Bing [Bot] and 25 guests

cron