TheJoe wrote:To everyone saying safety you are wrong. Kites are as safe as they can get for the most part.
The Thread starter asked us to Not be kite specific ; so here goes :
It was blowing 30+ , then switched off-shore . I had an angle on the beach
so i shaved some fin off my board by running straight into the sand without
stopping ; pulled the QR but it didn't work cause i kited into a short-lived
wind-shadow. Next-up -- a Nice swim back to shore caus the piece of Sh*t
Didn't Work till the kite loaded back up !!
It was a short swim but shouldn't have bin one to start with if the system
had worked Faster.
Did a kite-loop on a transition turn , but dug the nose of the board into a
wave and i turned into a submarine ; the kite continued to loop. Nearly out
of breath i pull the QR but the piece of Sh*t didn't work with all those wraps
in the lines. Had to pull the secondary release on the Leach to escape that
one !! One of the lines hung-up on a 5mph zone buoy so i got lucky to still
have a kite !! That system didn't work too well and NO system will if Ya got
more than ONE wrap in the lines !!
It's blowing 40+ and the strut on Right Tip just deflated ; this kite SUCKS
in this much wind, (with a BAD turn) !!
My Fricken , (BRAND NEW) top-line just snapped !! Well "This" is gonna Suck !
YEA-- it HAD to be the one the Leash-line runs up !!!
I got "Taken Out" ((TWICE)) by Two different Kiters ;
cause their Leash Snapped !! One of those ordeals happened Last Summer, and
it SUCKED just as bad as the First one !!
Fricken Spreader-Bar hook just BROKE !!! Wonder if that ever happened
to someone Else besides ME ? UAH ------------------------------------------------YES !!
tautologies asked us to NOT make it Personal with our responses #@&*^!!! ; but
someone is Full of SH*T !!!!!