Kiteus Maximus wrote:Anyone have any idea how his center lines ended up wrapped around his bar? Looks like it occurred after a fall where he got slack in his lines and then picked the bar up with the center lines wrapped over the right side of the bar. This has never happened to me so I'm curious how the hell it happened.
It can be surprisingly easy. All you need are slack lines, inattention to bar position and a little bad luck.
The situations where it has occurred to me or a student (during a lesson) are when the kite crashes in surf and the kiter is pushed towards the kite (creating slack lines) while off balance and unable to see and then, while flailing around, one end of the bar goes through the lines. I assume that this could also happen during a bad fall without surf, but I've never personally seen it happen. The other, less usual situation, is where the kite is high and falls (like when hindenberging) and the kiter mistakenly tries to save it by wildly turning the bar all over the place and manages to put one end of the bar through the resulting slack lines.
It should also be noted that until this has happened to you once or twice, it's unlikely you'll figure it out right away (unless you're lucky enough to have seen the subject video).
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