The kite should pull the harness down not up, during normal riding. If your harness has ridden up, just lean back and wiggle it back down. I ride with my harness very loose so that it doesn't constrict breathing.
The current high margin target kiteboarding market of middle and high income male 35-55 year olds enjoy mowing the lawn. Everyone can enjoy kiting; however, this recent change in kiter demographic means that kiting no longer attractively self advertises itself to youth and a new generation of rider...
How many riders actually unhook, regardless whether it's on a TT, strapless surfboard or foil? It seems like most just mow the lawn on a TT, then a strapless surfboard and then maybe a foil. Most riders around here move from a TT to a strapless surfboard before they can even jump hooked in.
Where was this? Did he ask the other kiters if they saw that he was in distress? My guess is they either couldn't see him or thought he was ok. Foil-ers go can get far away very quickly. I take it he was downwind of everyone else? If he was upwind he would have floated to others.
I second this. I want to see more "mowing the lawn". That's my favorite style. Or better yet, underpowered sloggy mowing the lawn, that what I do best. Kind of like pushing the lawn tractor when it's broke down.