K I t e b o a r d I n g Ã¢â‚¬Â¦ takes off!!!
One approach to keeping Ã¢â‚¬Ëœem flying!
February 12, 2003 ***
You have been kiteboarding for a while or have just discovered this excellent sport. You want to ride and now pay particular attention to flags, swaying trees, white caps or in other words Ã¢â‚¬Â¦ WIND! This sport can be addicting and delivers a great deal of stoke and pure joy while you rip along. You arenÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t alone though, there are more guys showing up on the beach with each passing month. Some days there are quite a few guys on the water. This sport is growing that is a good thing but it comes with a potential downside as well.
Ã¢â‚¬Â¢ Have you seen guys launching and landing upwind and near to bystanders?
Ã¢â‚¬Â¢ Not using kite leashes because of Ã¢â‚¬Â¦.?
Ã¢â‚¬Â¢ Riding or jumping close to or even over bathers?
Ã¢â‚¬Â¢ Jumping onshore and worse upwind of bystanders?
Ã¢â‚¬Â¢ Standing around with their kite parked overhead waiting for the next bus or STRONG GUST to loft them?
Ã¢â‚¬Â¢ Rigging up way over powered or in squally conditions and telling folks Ã¢â‚¬Å“I can handle it?Ã¢â‚¬