matth wrote:Does not feeling bad for someone doing something stupid make me a bad person?
Nope - I dont feel bad about it either - if you do such a thing, you know you might get seriously injured, or die, before you do it
Doing a high tow up is risky in itself, true.
But even if a frontline breaks, the kite will most likely helicopter loop you down, IF the tow boat cuts the rope immediately when the kite starts to turn that is.
The thing that was wrong here, was doing the kiteloop with tension on the tow line - because as edt said, the most likely moment for a line or connection break is at the lowest point of the loop, where the kite will not give any "parachute" effect whatsoever, nor be controllable with slack lines