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BIG HURRICANE WIND COMING ... LET'S RIG UP.

Postby RickI » Wed Sep 01, 2004 5:30 pm

That's one choice, one with some potential serious consequences. One person's experience in hurricane kiteboarding follows. A link to an article with some ideas for avoiding squalls follows at the bottom of the piece.


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This was written two years ago about an accident that happened four years ago. We have continued to learn new things since that time such as careful selection of appropriate quick releases and proper tip release snap shackles to improve the chances of proper function and other related considerations. Hopefully, the reliability of QR has improved as well. The main point of posting this again was to emphasize the hazards posed by squalls that commonly appear in hurricanes, tropical waves and feeder bands.


How to Try to Avoid Squalls

http://www.fksa.org/viewtopic.php?t=130

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