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Re: Thoughts on dangerous launch location

Postby Laughingman » Mon Jan 11, 2016 7:40 pm

KiteboardingTampaBay wrote: Today's fun fact is that Tampa Bay is the Bull Shark capital of the USA.

Best shark fishing in town- Skyway Bridge area. :o
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Re: Thoughts on dangerous launch location

Postby edt » Mon Jan 11, 2016 7:55 pm

KiteboardingTampaBay wrote:its always better to hit the water moving
what? I mean when I hit the water the first thing before I crash is whip out my middle finger. Does this count? Anyway, explain what you mean by "moving" tks.

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Re: Thoughts on dangerous launch location

Postby KiteboardingTampaBay » Mon Jan 11, 2016 7:58 pm

We don't use the "S" word here, out of pure respect of course. :D

They prefer "Men in Grey Suits" or the "Grey Suit Mafia" for the real gangsta types. :thumb:

edt- meaning skip like a stone rather than drop like a rock.

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Re: Thoughts on dangerous launch location

Postby Laughingman » Mon Jan 11, 2016 8:53 pm

edt wrote:
KiteboardingTampaBay wrote:its always better to hit the water moving
what? I mean when I hit the water the first thing before I crash is whip out my middle finger. Does this count? Anyway, explain what you mean by "moving" tks.
Meaning don't try to put your feet in front of you to stop from getting pulled... if you can layout flat and go with the pull your crash will be much more tame and less chance of getting foot or knee injury

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Re: Thoughts on dangerous launch location

Postby Bille » Mon Jan 11, 2016 9:48 pm

lovethepirk wrote: ...

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Launching or landing a kite, with Cars going by, (at 60mph) and On-shore winds ?
Can someone please tell me, WHY my hands are sweating , from just thinking about that
spot ? I've bin in that , (No error , or die zone) before ; this spot, somehow seams Different !! :o

Is that a power-line, in the back-ground ?

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Re: Thoughts on dangerous launch location

Postby Laughingman » Mon Jan 11, 2016 10:17 pm

Billie not only are those powerlines on the other side of the road... they cross the road and go across the beach area... likely to power the bill board lights?
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Re: Thoughts on dangerous launch location

Postby TheRussian » Mon Jan 11, 2016 11:13 pm

This website came to mind:

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Re: Thoughts on dangerous launch location

Postby Slappysan » Tue Jan 12, 2016 1:03 am

If anything goes wrong in your drift launch you'll have to eject your kite. If you can't swim/wade after it fast enough to catch it then it will end up on the road and could cause a serious accident which you will be liable for.

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Re: Thoughts on dangerous launch location

Postby alamos_kiter » Tue Jan 12, 2016 7:11 am

Just asking myself... why would you want to kite there at all? Is this the only launch within 300km? The only launch that works with certain winds on the whole coast? A sensational point break you could not find anywhere else?

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Re: Thoughts on dangerous launch location

Postby TheRussian » Tue Jan 12, 2016 8:24 am

Any advice for launching next to a runway?

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