Just wondering Dimitri. How did you lose the kite but keep the bar??
It is very simple, I should of changed my lines on my bar because I have been using them for all summer, but forgot. So while I was kiting, one of my lines broke and the kite went down and crashed so hard on the water and started deflating. By the time I got to my kite I realized that the DEFLATE
valve opened up from the hard crash and some water have gotten into the LE of the bladder. (I never put the elastic band around my INFLATE & DEFLATE valve because I pump my kite so hard that when I crash, I rather have my valve open up them having to spend time in repairing my bladder or my Leading Edge of the kite. But in the surf yes I do put the elastic band around the valves and lock my struts to be safe
). So I rolled my bar and try to pack my kite the best way I could, then gave my kite to some kiter to take it back to shore and got a ride back from some one else after 10 minutes of swimming who was doing a down winder and was going 3 miles down wind. And since I did a 3 mile up wind to get to that place the timing was perfect.
So the video shows it all. Once I got to the place I started, I took my car and ask my son Cameron to come with me to help me look for my kite and drove back up looking for it, which I was able to find.
This is the reason why I had only the bar with me while I was getting pulled by another kiter.
I hope this answers your question.