RickI wrote:...If a bridle breaks at a minimum your kite might stop flying or worse it might continue to fly, spiraling out of control and perhaps even with some power. Ideally if you sheet out the power should go if things work as planned...
RickI wrote:...Imagine, being dragged by a looping kite at high speed periodically being lofted 30 ft. off the water for over three miles; or
- being dragged about a mile at high speed in three other separate instances by a looping kite; or
- being dragged over 1000 ft at speed in two other separate instances by a looping kite
... with all six riders dying and apparently not being able to do a damn thing about it. In many cases, under similar circumstances, there is STILL nothing we can do about it.
Even the rescuers in the few cases when there were rescuers, were hard pushed to be able to figure out how to stop it. Most of these guys made other serious mistakes but despite that they were taken for these intense final rides.
Those are just the more recent flat and high depower kite looping fatalities, add to that the DOZENS of high wind fatalities where Emergency Depowering wasn't accomplished. Then how about the much higher quantities of guys just messed up or scared half to death but got free of things...
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