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What's the most dangerous kite?

Postby wedge » Sun Sep 10, 2006 6:16 pm

Most likely to drop out of the sky?

Pully jam and death spiral?

QR malfunction?

Line breakage?

Anyone stopped using a certain kite cause of a bad experience or near miss?

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Postby bluestatekiter » Sun Sep 10, 2006 6:22 pm

Any 2 line kite with a pully bar :o

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Postby SeaHyde » Sun Sep 10, 2006 6:27 pm

Two line foils from back in the day.

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Postby wedge » Sun Sep 10, 2006 6:38 pm

how about kites that are on the market today?

any bad experiences that happen with one kite that wouldn't happen with another?

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Postby ZenWind » Sun Sep 10, 2006 6:54 pm

The most dangerous kite on the market is the one with an inexperienced or over confident pilot flying it. You have to understand the limits and flying characteristics of any kite. There is no better safety feature than a well prepared aware pilot. Distance from anything other than the water is your best friend when it comes to safety.

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Postby wedge » Sun Sep 10, 2006 7:11 pm

Very True Zen.

But as you read this site, certain lines of thought seem to emerge.
Like Switchblade pully bars jam, Waroo bridals break, Cautions hindinberg, etc. etc. etc. I was wondering if these were accepted trends, or one-off situations?

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Postby johNNy_D » Sun Sep 10, 2006 7:20 pm

don't start pimping your brand and bashing others, there is already enough of that on this forum... :nob:

as zen already said it depends on the pilot flying and the conditions in which you go out...

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Postby Kosh » Sun Sep 10, 2006 7:23 pm

Just waiting for some C-kite pimping here now :)
Or possibly 5th line pimping :P

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Postby wedge » Sun Sep 10, 2006 7:54 pm

You're right Kosh.
A straight-up discussion of rider's experiences with different kite's quirks is probably impossible here...

The hell was I thinkin' ?! :lol: :bye:

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Postby Sea&Sun » Sun Sep 10, 2006 8:35 pm

wedge wrote:Very True Zen.

But as you read this site, certain lines of thought seem to emerge.
Like Switchblade pully bars jam, Waroo bridals break, Cautions hindinberg, etc. etc. etc. I was wondering if these were accepted trends, or one-off situations?
Mine has never hindiberg or inverted. :thumb:


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