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Accident in race Wissa 2011 Finland

Postby Bobdill » Fri Mar 04, 2011 7:28 pm

Shooting with gopro Hd


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Re: Accident in race Wissa 2011 Finland

Postby Toby » Fri Mar 04, 2011 11:04 pm

who to blame? both had left hand in front? any protest?

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Re: Accident in race Wissa 2011 Finland

Postby gmb13 » Fri Mar 04, 2011 11:35 pm

Toby wrote:who to blame? both had left hand in front? any protest?


I hate to say this, but it looks like the guy filming is at fault. He has his left hand forward. the other rider had right of way.

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Re: Accident in race Wissa 2011 Finland

Postby zloilyoha » Sat Mar 05, 2011 8:29 am

as i saw - the guy with yellow kite made nothing to prevent that collision

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Re: Accident in race Wissa 2011 Finland

Postby Toby » Sat Mar 05, 2011 9:07 am

but the other guy also had the left hand in front!!!

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Re: Accident in race Wissa 2011 Finland

Postby swell » Sat Mar 05, 2011 10:27 am

The one going upwind has right of way when on the same tack, so the guy with the camera is fault.

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Re: Accident in race Wissa 2011 Finland

Postby zh4k » Sat Mar 05, 2011 2:57 pm

I think it's the opposite, the person going upwind (who has more options to change course) should give way to the person going downwind (the person filming) who has less options.

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Re: Accident in race Wissa 2011 Finland

Postby davidov » Sat Mar 05, 2011 4:39 pm

The person with yellow kite is coming from the right so he had right of way.

The person who is filming is going downwind / half wind and has more option's to avoid the crash. And should have moved downwind to pass him on the back. No problem's then.

But there can be made a special rule with the Race-Briefing that give's downwind priority.

This is also sometime's done in kite-buggy racing because of the high speeds we have on the downwind track.

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Re: Accident in race Wissa 2011 Finland

Postby Billy B. » Sat Mar 05, 2011 4:41 pm

Dude with camera is to blame, Not only was there enough space for him to raise his kite and avoid the DOWN WIND kiter reaching up to him, but the othere dude is still down wind. And beating up wind.

What I really wonder is what type of course is being run where riders running and reaching are crossing paths?????

Safe race courses help make safer races.

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Re: Accident in race Wissa 2011 Finland

Postby naishdude » Sat Mar 05, 2011 5:07 pm

simple , one had to move his kite up the other move the kite down, both did not, both to blame, but still, how can you run in a race with a cam...


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