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Should there be info and warning signs for ordinary people who doesn't understand anything about kiting? What are the most important things to point out in the sign. 1. Not to touch surfgear by strangers. 2. Not to help launch and land if they don't know how to lauch and land. 3.. Avoid powerlines. ..... 4. Get kitesurflessons Anything else.?
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We made our own and safety signs posted them up and down the beach at launch /land areas.
Thing is though I'm not sure if anybody took any notice as tourist still insisted on climbing through lines
as we launch rather than walk a few feet round the canopy. F@@king crazy
Nothing funnier than folk!!
PS: Working on a Mac today and althought the image is correctly rotated prior to posting it still comes up the wrong way round
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Potentially a lot more, or less depending on your situation, site specific issues, public or private property, guards, rangers, none, etc.. Where is your launch? Some example guidelines and signs from various parts of the world appear HERE
It is best to try to prepare some guidelines for your launch with some of the leading riders. Make them as short as practical. Circulate them, get more feedback and then put the list on signs. While doing this, work to avoid having the effort killed in "committee." If it needs to be done, then do it with as much support as you can muster.
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