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Telegraph Intent

Postby Guest » Sat May 03, 2003 4:26 am

I'm a kiteboarder...is what's good for sailing good for me?

Telegraphed Intent

Signs and kite positions used to communicate intent.

Kites behave differently from other watercraft; allowances have to be made for this.
A kiteboarder's predictability varies widely depending on the experience
level of the rider and the wind conditions.

Novice kiteboarders need more room because they can unexpectedly slam their kites in any direction throughout an area. It is always a good idea to keep upwind of beginner kiteboarders.

Intermediate kiteboarders may look like they are in control, but may shoot
downwind suddenly in a gust if they loose their edge or get overpowered.

Experienced kiteboarders can ride close to each other; rescue each
other's kites, and even tow in another kiteboarder. They ride with precision and they constantly hop,pop,twist and boost (downwind).

If you ride with me in Kihei, Maui...you can always go upwind because I'm always twisting and spinning downwind.

To avoid collisions, we need to “Telegraph Intentâ€

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