The other day I was kiting with my 9 meters in 25 - 30 knots, and the bridle of the middle line broke.
The kite went down, and the line that came down was all wraped in my body. Not very nice.
I released, and the kite was pulling a lot still. I was afraid that the release line could break, and the kite was going to pull me by the line wraped in my body. I really miss the old OH SHIT RELEASE.
So, I was siting on my waveboard, climbing one line to get to the krazy kite, that was banging in the water. That was not easy task. It was a big relief when I put my hands on the kite. Those procedures are very simple in light / moderate winds, but in strong winds are hard!
The question is: Is it better to climb a middle line, or a rear line, to get to the kite? Would you roll you lines while going to the kite?
always use a center line if you can. I've snapped plenty of bridles and found that rear lines tend to spin in one direction so the lines are a mess when you get back to shore. But don't be picky choose one and haul it in more important to disable the kite than pick the right line. I haul like crazy to get 10 meters of line in that's how much you need to disable the kite. Once I get there, I take my time and start wrapping the bar. Remember if you are wrapped in the lines (depending on which lines are wrapped on you) an oh shit release or quick release will probably not do anything you have to haul in line or use a knife good thinking bro glad you're safe.
Avoid loose lines at all costs. Before you even get tangled up in them if your endanger of getting wrapped up in them just release the kite. The best way is the safest way and that will depend on conditions and kite.
if you attach your board to your bar this will give some direction to your lines, staying up wind you can make you way up the line of your choice....one center one back line of the same side has worked for me....
down side? in a gust you can lose the whole works....