bnthere wrote:so you launched a newbie without a clear downwind area.
so you would have told/explained to this individual that they should not launch there and that you were unwilling to give them a launch?
not necessarily not launch the person, but interviewing and informing someone is important
people i havent seen kite, especially if they look inexperienced, get not only a line of experience questioning, but also spot advise including hazard locations, downwind takeout options and how to use the spot without troubles.
mistakes on the beach cost location access. (as you mentioned)
you cant control or avoid everything, but it only takes a second to interview a person ... how much experience, where do you ride, are you 100% comfortable handling this kite (thing can kill you you know). ok, then here is the deal ... dont mess around right here, walk it over there keep it low, bdrag out etc.