Toby wrote:sad to hear, RIP NYC kiter!
The sport has its risk...but much safer than other sports.
The problem is the bad education about the risks when getting lessons.
Time is too short, people to cheap to pay a price to not only get onto the board, but also learn the most important basics for safety and weather.
Fatalities will continue to happen. We can only advice and post such info and help other people with our knowledge on forums like this. For the rest the kiter himself is responsible. Like driving a car...
longwhitecloud wrote:6 deaths in 2013 at least so far (i am pretty sure i have heard of others in non english speaking countries), most on land or ended up on land. I can also think of a handful in 2013 that ended up critically injured in intensive care and survived -(couple in uk from memory).
Hard to conclude accidents are only due to bad decisions, ability and weather conditions too; but there is no doubt about one thing - we can learn from these...
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