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When a steering line hooks into the harness...

Postby Toby » Sat Jun 22, 2013 7:23 pm


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Re: When a steering line hooks into the harness...

Postby bnthere » Sat Jun 22, 2013 7:48 pm

gnarly. thats is what that can look like. a reality of kiteboarding that can be easy to forget or not realize. primary quick release can usually take care of this, but not necessarily. all bets are off when a line is wrapped on your harness or yourself. good luck going for a knife if releasing from the harness loop doesn't drop the kite. your best bet if primary release and leash system doesn't do it is to take the line you can reach (any line) and do your best to pull it in, hand over hand. not an easy situation, everything is more intense in high wind on small kites.

sweet vid.
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Re: When a steering line hooks into the harness...

Postby FabsPH » Sun Jun 23, 2013 10:45 am

yikes,. but sorry, the german /english commentary is still funny as hell :lol:

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Re: When a steering line hooks into the harness...

Postby Toby » Sun Jun 23, 2013 11:03 am

yes, too bad the comment is in German...but, the lady is in panic......I can understand why!

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Re: When a steering line hooks into the harness...

Postby sarc » Sun Jun 23, 2013 11:08 am

How did it stop the death looping? Once I saw a a Cabrinha tangled to another kite (riders bailed out thankfully) keep going for 15 minutes... it was spooky...

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Re: When a steering line hooks into the harness...

Postby nikalaitzian » Sun Jun 23, 2013 8:29 pm

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :rollgrin: :rollgrin: :rollgrin: :rollgrin:


sorry guys....it reminds me vintage german porno tape of the 80's.....yia yia .... ich comen

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Re: When a steering line hooks into the harness...

Postby ronnie » Sun Jun 23, 2013 8:54 pm

Presumably the thing to do is grab the powerline and keep pulling it down toward you until the kite depowers - if you do it fast enough before the lines twist too much?

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Re: When a steering line hooks into the harness...

Postby IWB2 » Sun Jun 23, 2013 9:01 pm

Scary scenario... saw this happen to a rider 4 months ago.. He was well powered up on a pulley bar kitebar system. Very similar in what happened, in that he cranked into a toe side turn and somehow got is outside steering line caught under his harness hook. Rider only stopped being dragged by the looping, super over powered kite, as it ended up in a tree along the shore line. For most, not much you can do, until the kite hits the water or an object and stops looping. A looping kite will create tons of power making it very difficult to grab a knife and cut the steering line.

In the video above it looks like the rider goes into a toe side turn and then the kite loops left... Still puzzled on how it is even possible to get a steering line wrapped under the harness hook. Rider must roll the left side down?

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Re: When a steering line hooks into the harness...

Postby icebird » Sun Jun 23, 2013 9:05 pm

How about getting board speed then shoot towards the kite and try to secure a line?

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Re: When a steering line hooks into the harness...

Postby bnthere » Sun Jun 23, 2013 11:15 pm

ronnie wrote:Presumably the thing to do is grab the powerline and keep pulling it down toward you until the kite depowers - if you do it fast enough before the lines twist too much?



there is no such thing in kiteboarding as a "power line," that is an ambiguous term. there are inside lines and out side lines, also referred to as front lines and back lines.

another stab at a terminology thread.

power lines carry electricity.


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