I m very glad to hear about this guy get out of death door to be great survivial ! , also too me who did that , last summer
at nitinat lake , there usually be onshore windy 15 to 25 kts anyway
my freind warned about onshore windy cuz last summer i started to learn kitesurfing , after many yrs windsurfing and no sailing since 8 yrs cause 3 times vehicle accidents within 7 yrs then start to learn kitesurfing
i gone to rig up at learning area and i got bad stress from carpool driver who gave me bad vibes cause my focus was nt fully for 2 days
i got twice accident , there so first day i was lucky surivial but next day , i got very bad accident cause miscontrolled to make me get out of water, instantily and pulled me toward beach and trees as over 30 mph when helment on me as i saw big log on beach as my mind said there was death door toward me so quickly thinking to make my front body was dragged and turn to be back body to dragging on water when let harness with kite wildy flied , very fast to pull me out of water surface and helment got stratch after get over log then log abused at my whole back and after hit log and i already accepted to enter death door than get stuck with death door , then my back body qucikly turn to be front body on grass cover small rocks when i tried to reach release other leash when kite get stuck with trees to stop me ! and i got up with my mind said big ouch and it looked alike to have 20 people beat my back get hurt , up so few kiters and one windsurfer witnessed my accident to ran after me and they were glad with me as okie so i thanked to use helment ! but no impact vest then i bought new one . i was glad to get out of death door !
i like 2004 cabrinha control bar than 2005 one cause during kite pulled me, dragged on water toward beach and tree when i tried to get out control bar away from powerlock after body dragged very fast to make control bar go down toward powerlock so it wont help when i tried to get it out from powerlock to plan to hit release then i learned lesson about 2005 control bar ! i still think of using helment and impact vest are rules !