This. Well, at any time really.Saami wrote:Oh, and one more thing: Be mentally prepared to ditch your gear if you have to. Kitegear can be replaced.
Agreed!Be mentally prepared to ditch your gear if you have to. Kitegear can be replaced.
Erm am I missing something??In a sense, it is no different from kiting in on-shore winds
Correct, off-shore winds pushes you out to sea and onshore winds pushes you towards the shore - as long as you are connected to an inflated kite. The highlighted piece is the critical point. You can't go out kiting in on-shore wind or in off-shore wind and assume that you will remain attached to your kite, or that your kite will remain inflated! Harnesses can break; kites can deathloop and force you to release them; kites can deflate. Once your kite is gone (or in the water and completely deflated), what will matter is not the wind but the current, your swimming ability, and whatever rescue services that may be available.JGTR wrote:Erm am I missing something??In a sense, it is no different from kiting in on-shore winds
Off shore winds will blow you our to sea, onshore winds will blow you back to shore, how is that the same thing???
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