.....Its very safe if you know what you are doing. It is not being lazy and definately not incompetence as RichadM states - sometimes there is no other option if there are no tether points and no other riders.
Except possibly in some extremely rare situation, there is no NEED to be exposed to all the MANY extra potential problems which can develop and which can then cause involvement with one of the MOST DANGEROUS situations encountered in kiting, UNLESS the kiter is too INCOMPETENT to self land or launch reasonably safely.
Obviously, if conditions are so sketchy that self launching isn't reasonably safe for a COMPETENT kiter, adding the complications and increased risk involved with the subject procedure is especially foolhardy and if a competent kiter COULD reasonably safely self launch, then the ONLY reason to involve a second kiter with the subject procedure would be if they are too INCOMPETENT to do so.
And, since putting the kite down in the water is ALWAYS an option when landing, the only reason to instead increase risk with the subject procedure is because the kiter is too LAZY to want to deal with the INCONVENIENCE
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