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Kite Looping out of control dragging the rider

Postby lukeskiteboarding » Fri Aug 12, 2011 6:13 pm

Last edited by lukeskiteboarding on Sat Aug 13, 2011 2:58 am, edited 1 time in total.

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Re: F-One Bandit Looping out of control dragging the rider

Postby Toby » Fri Aug 12, 2011 6:29 pm

what could have caused it?

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Re: F-One Bandit Looping out of control dragging the rider

Postby HRnico » Fri Aug 12, 2011 8:34 pm

Looks like one wing tip is caught on a line or bridle. Look close at the wing tip

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Re: F-One Bandit Looping out of control dragging the rider

Postby noel » Fri Aug 12, 2011 9:37 pm

Kind of funny coming from a dealer that only deals Cabrihna. Can happen with any SLE kite. Looks like a wingtip wrap as HR said. I've seen on Cabrihnas too.

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Re: F-One Bandit Looping out of control dragging the rider

Postby p__han1 » Fri Aug 12, 2011 9:41 pm

Well, on the plus side, looks like the Bandit relaunches like a dream!!!! :lol:

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Re: F-One Bandit Looping out of control dragging the rider

Postby lukeskiteboarding » Sat Aug 13, 2011 2:34 am

The kiter was jumping and landed with slack in the lines. The kite rolled over and started to loop. He activated his quick release and the kite continued to loop pulling him until he hit the final release.
I am not trying to bash F one in any way. The safety system on all kites can fail under circumstances like this.

Luckily he was jumping a safe distance from land and the rider was fine. I just wanted to put it out there so people may learn from this.

Distance is your friend when throwing down jumps.

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Re: Kite Looping out of control dragging the rider

Postby El Torito » Sat Aug 13, 2011 9:06 am

I had a similar scenario, with the kite looping out of control and dragging and dunking me, but with me the bar got tangled in the lines after I popped the QR on the water (self landing), and kept the kite powered up.

My question is: Is there any way you can get out of a situation like this, without having to fully release the kite?

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Re: Kite Looping out of control dragging the rider

Postby mike dubs » Sat Aug 13, 2011 9:22 am

This happened to me in 07, with a Vegas, on first release for some reason the 5th line got wrapped round a bar end causing the kite to loop powerfully. I was getting dragged backwards by the leash pretty fast, the bow wave created by my body was sending water over my head making it hard to breath. It was also a struggle to reach behind my back against the flow of the water to reach and pull the final release.

Pretty scary and the only incident in 12/13 yrs kiting that made me think i was going to drown! it was winter too and freezing cold which was also taking the breath away.

I empathise with this guy.

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Re: Kite Looping out of control dragging the rider

Postby AndrewJMcGee » Sat Aug 13, 2011 1:51 pm

I had a kite do this twice. Both times after blowing jumps. The lines went slack, and one steering line got caught around the opposite bar end. It only was a single wrap, very easy to fix......just not while flying threw the air.

Each time I hit the water, I tried to unsnag the line. The kite looped 3 big loops, before I was able to free the line. One loop away from total release. I was in the middle of the bay, with a half mile downwind.

The second time I went to my front line, and it was over.

My friend mike has a similar story. Totaly releaseing his kite in the surf.

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Re: Kite Looping out of control dragging the rider

Postby Kobrin » Sat Aug 13, 2011 3:36 pm

The lines went slack, and one steering line got caught around the opposite bar end. It only was a single wrap, very easy to fix......just not while flying threw the air.

I had the same experience, pulled the quick release after the first loop.

The kite kept looping, after the third loop I did a total release.

This was in a big bay with onshore winds, so I didn't have to swim for a long time.
The kite was an evo 2011
4 lines safety isn't the safest I guess..


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