Sounds like that tragic death in Spain was on a Masterpiece bar,,,,?dazza5172 wrote:Light wind day
Said to my mates, hey let me test your safety (secretly knew they have never tested them) mate holds the bar, I pull on the loop, pull flappy velcro bit of safety: NO RELEASI - pull on loop like shit - no releasi - and don't look like releasing either. (on both bars)
The safeties are those with velcro with flat hooked metal pin. (won't mention brands to stay out of trouble)
Message, regular forumers are probably bored with this but:
Test your safety under load - if you havent - what are you doing???
Please do mention the brand. It's about safety. It's important.dazza5172 wrote:The safeties are those with velcro with flat hooked metal pin. (won't mention brands to stay out of trouble)
the point is more don't try that move 30 metres from a stone jetty more than the poor practical applications of release systems, a good point in general i guess, don't kite within 3 lines lengths of something solid, at my beach i have that luxury, at many i'm sure people don't.ROLAVI wrote:I don't get why you guys don't get it.
Take all but the hottest riders and try and a back roll with kite loop in very powered conditions. Now in the middle of your rotation try and activate your fancey saftey system. So when you get piled driven down wind a line lenght at mach5 try to picture a stone jetty or pilings in your way. Get the picture.
There is no solution to the issue. Saftey systems and padding are recommended, but they are so far from a solution.
Big kite, big wind and hard objects around you. Be aware, be very aware.
Get the picture!
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