Thanks guys, I'm glad you are spending time in reading this and look into safetytony montana wrote:Mr Moon,glad to know your ok,scary experiance.great to read your back on the water what an amazing sport it is,wondering should we have a shorter leash for people that dont unhook. Tony
A shorter safety leash would be good, or just a safety leash with a release half way not at the end.. some people have even suggested a leash with release at both ends!
But I think the main problem in general is that we should be able to release everything in one action not two. Having the choice would be nice.. Saying for example you are in trouble, you release QR1 and then might go for QR2, but if you are in real shit you should be able to go for QR2 bypassing QR1. That's my point. In extreme conditions everything happens so damn fast that you can only aim to one action not 2, that's a fact.
Of course in my case would have been just enough to clip the leash onto the front, but we are now extending the argument to a wider prospective. I think kite safety can be improved, there is plenty of room for it, we just need some brains together