and they won't let you do tricks. No really... uh, well it used to be true, I think.
Hamish MacDonald of Ft. Lauderdale, FL showing off a handle pass while LEASHED to his kite. Hamish did many of these while leashed in yesterday at the Islamorada Invitational kiteboarding competition in the Florida Keys. He was a judge at the competition but took some time out on the water during a break. Hamish is a outstanding Pro rider and pushes the envelope routinely. As a result of firing hard into extreme tricks he had his bar ripped out of his hands a couple of times. The leash nicely stopped the kite dead in the water each time, then he just relaunched the kite from the water. Simple.
It works for Hamish ...
what's your excuse for not using a well tested and maintained kite leash?
NOTE: The leash shown allows you to do handle passes and is for PRO and ADVANCED RIDERS ONLY to reduce the odds of getting into trouble with it. There are MANY leash systems out today. Find one, test it and maintain it well to improve the odds of endless time of great shredding on the water with fewer sessions in the School of Hard Knocks.