dimip wrote:why since I see next to kite another guy that could assist you try by yourself.
clearly you don't know how to do it... and when you mess up, you don't let the bar, but you are fully sheet in? nothing would have happened. instead you through yourself over the bar and tangle the lines...
I want go in the argument to quick release... but why not to just let the bar go???
Actually he did, even better, he pushed it all the way out at the stopper (see 4:25) with straight arms so it would not turn the kite even if dragged.
The problem came when he tumbled forward over a board and landed so the rear line got stuck in his spreader bar hook.
That would have happened even if he let it go, seing the video
The initial problem, WHAT causes the kite to turn, must be either a linekink, or a line over a wingtip.
These often (but not always) sort themeselves out when under load, or when flown into the ground - but in this case, when if it did (it looks like it sorted itself out), it was too late as the rear leaderline was stuck in the hook
I think it is a great video to visualize what CAN go wrong, easy, that you would not have even considered
PS: This is the very reason why I most often avoid slide launches (have tried above several times, just without getting it caught in the hook), but prefer using a stake which IMO is often safer than an assisted launch