There are existing kiteboarding accident databases out there currently of course. The KSI is only one of them, LOCATED HERE
. The Kitesurfing Accident Database, the earlier version of what was later named the KSI, did include some text to try to develop attention and emphasis otherwise emotional content. It was intended to remove this in the KSI and keep it fairly dry and to the point. There haven't been regular updates to the KSI for sometime for a variety of reasons that I won't get into. Updates are being added again however. There have been regular revisions of the Safe Kiteboarding Guidelines and specific articles on a variety of related subjects on a regular basis throughout.
So, this is one vote against a database with photos.
No kiteboarder, least of all me, wants to intentionally fuel opposition to access. Still ...
Consider the effectiveness of efforts to build awareness to date.
Many accident summarys are available and had been for years accenting the relatively easy ways to reduce the probability of an accident. In the case of the KSI, the accounts have been as detailed as available information and apparent need permitted. A ton of other articles have been generated from this analysis.
Despite this, what should be common knowledge, HAZARD AWARENESS AND APPRECIATION are far from commonly held or practiced. Relatively avoidable incidents and accidents of a repetitive nature continue to occur. These events pose a threat to access all on their own, e.g. events in Miami, FL.
What to do?
Continue to do what has been done for years, with substantially limited results ...
try something new and a bit more impacting such as summaries with photos, if they could beÃ‚Â acquired to try to get the point across despite routine indifference and lack of interest.
The hit rate on this post alone probably exceeds the total hit rate on the KSI over several years. What do people demand to see to take interest?
What do you think?