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 Post subject: Thanks Ben Wilson and Kiteboarder Magazine!
PostPosted: Fri Apr 16, 2004 7:19 pm 
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For being the first magazine to print the complete Safe Kiteboarding Guidelines ...

Kiteboarder Mag. and Ben are a half a world away in Oz and the subject of controversy at times. I sincerely appreciate this move on their part and hope to see more of this focus in the future. Thanks guys!

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Kiteboarding, power to shred hard and fly high over the waves. The sensation is addictive and it keeps getting better all the time. Get an urge, feel the wind and hurl yourself a half a dozen meters in the air and glide another 15 m to gently slide in and blast off for MORE! Guys go two and even three times those distances sometimes, there is a lot of power in this sport. When things go well, you can’t keep a grin off of your face as you grab for more stoke.

What about when things don’t go quite right? Things like …

• Sudden strong gusts with squalls or strong, unstable winds whipping off the land.
• Dropping your kite and having it shred into the beach and bystanders, no kite leash, whoops!
• Launching just upwind of some trees, cars or a building when you are hit by a strong gust and away you fly to a hard collision. Hey if something like that happens, just unhook or pop your quick release, easy. What if you can’t unhook, your quick release doesn’t work or you can’t find it in time.
• Launching with crossed lines and the next thing you know you wake up in a hospital as you were dragged and lofted in a blink of an eye.

Wait, that stuff will never happen to me. That only happens to clueless newbies or maybe the other guy, what’s his name ... NOT me, no way. The Australian Kitesurfing Association or AKSA website has a new bit about a “wakeup call for all kiteboarders.â€


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