Pump me up wrote:The accident was terrible. Condolences to the kiter involved and his family. A number of my posts have been critical of the aerodynamic and safety inferiority of ram air (foil) kites. Without wanting to use this man's terrible misfortune to score cheap political points, it is important to note that this man's accident was DIRECTLY attributable to the type of kite he was using - ie ram air. The requirement or temptation to do downwind launches with many ram air kites, eg Flysurfer, makes them inherently dangerous and less safe compared to inflatables. There are countless episodes where ram air riders have got into trouble because of launches in the middle of the window. Ram airs are less safe compared to inflatables and this tragic accident, once again, demonstrates this.
Pump Me Up. Go over to a mirror and try to look yourself in the face and then think of how you are
trying to take advantage of this kiters tradgic situation. He is fighting to walk again while you are spreading your miss-information.
You posting show several things:
First of all your total lack of respect and integrity.
Second that you have some sort of personal problem with Flysurfer. No Flysurfer was involved in the accident but that's the only brand you mention.
Hopefully we can loook at this accident from a realistic point of view and all learn something,
stick together and collectively impove safety for all kites and kiters.