January 2002 or 2003, don't remember exactly:
not being on the water for 4 months. Going to Gran Canaria, Pozo Beach.
Just stones, no sand. So we decided to launch from the parking lot, since it had an even surface and a bit of sand. That decision was very smart...
http://www.kitebeaches.com/kitebeaches/ ... hp?id=2370
I though I connected the lines the right way, just did one side, my friend the other side. No kook proof system. Was sure I did it correctly.
Launching the kite it felt weired, didn't figure it out and the kite went up and then not realizing it, the kite started to loop. Got dragged behind just a few meter, but acted quickly and released. I had a Wichard on the Kiteproshop Bar. It released and all was fine, nothing happend. But had I launched from the beach with just stones, my foot or legs would have been broken.
Double check now and having a kook proof system. No problem since that incident.