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by RickI
Fri Feb 15, 2019 4:06 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Saunton Beach death
Replies: 41
Views: 4856

Re: Saunton Beach death

RIP and strength to his family and friends.

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-devon-47197466
by RickI
Thu Jan 24, 2019 11:14 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Classic Idiot...
Replies: 45
Views: 3576

Re: Classic Idiot...

There were at least two of the cases we discussed on here over the years in which the Kite likely looping out of control and guided by the branches yanked the guys right up through the top of the trees and dropped them with force on the ground. In both of those cases paralysis resulted. Of course th...
by RickI
Wed Jan 23, 2019 9:19 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Classic Idiot...
Replies: 45
Views: 3576

Re: Classic Idiot...

People need to know what to look for and avoid in a launch area. It is pretty straight forward, if they have a chance to think about it. We have lost way too many kiters in wind shadowed areas over the years. New tech helps but doesn't remove the hazard of excess gusts and lulls. I will update the S...
by RickI
Wed Jan 23, 2019 6:23 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Classic Idiot...
Replies: 45
Views: 3576

Re: Classic Idiot...

Back in the day we used to say, "if it's blowing, I'm going." Time and harsh experience has tempered that saying for a lot of us. I wonder how much experience this guy had much less training? The guy that hit the sign up north had been windsurfing for perhaps 30 years and at that same spot. Super gu...
by RickI
Wed Jan 23, 2019 5:51 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Classic Idiot...
Replies: 45
Views: 3576

Re: Classic Idiot...

I forgot to mention, I estimate the time of the video at around 3 pm. So, the wind may have been ranging from 8 to 32 mph averaging around 20 mph and dead onshore with the palms and houses close by and downwind. The gust range may well have been worse at the area in the video. The anenometer for the...
by RickI
Wed Jan 23, 2019 5:22 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Classic Idiot...
Replies: 45
Views: 3576

Re: Classic Idiot...

Please look this over. I will add the two recent accidents to this writeup of things to AVOID. viewtopic.php?t=2354972
by RickI
Wed Jan 23, 2019 5:20 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Classic Idiot...
Replies: 45
Views: 3576

Re: Classic Idiot...

https://scontent-mia3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/50463164_10155922040623199_4702955581000908800_o.jpg?_nc_cat=104&_nc_ht=scontent-mia3-1.xx&oh=f886f2eb18ffd36da3eb62019d386c90&oe=5CFDAC08 I am well familiar with the problems of finding a west wind kite launch in Broward County where this incident happ...
by RickI
Thu Jan 17, 2019 4:22 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Study: Kitesurfing injuries (participants needed)
Replies: 12
Views: 760

Re: Study: Kitesurfing injuries (participants needed)

Good luck with your study. There can be (a lot) more to kiting ability than trick evolution. In my experience poor judgment, including my own, has been a major contributing cause to most problems and injury. This has been more often the case than material or equipment failure, particularly with newe...
by RickI
Fri Nov 02, 2018 2:00 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Need a new term for being lofted horizontally!
Replies: 47
Views: 4274

Re: Need a new term for being lofted horizontally!

Plummet, I suspect you may be a rare kiter, to both have such high winds with some frequency and to actually go out in them. I am not saying there aren't others but I suspect there are actually substantially fewer than we read about on here. I would try to avoid making it seem so easy and reliably "...
by RickI
Fri Nov 02, 2018 12:58 am
Forum: FKA, RickI
Topic: Fatality Analysis, 2000 to July 2006
Replies: 0
Views: 444

Fatality Analysis, 2000 to July 2006

Fatality Analysis, 2000 to July 2006 An article from August 2006 follows that was requested for publication. Some things have changed since that time including perhaps a reduction in kiting fatality numbers. The primary cause is still apparent today, Operator Error, flat kites when properly preflig...

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