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The wind carries 300 meters to a kitesurfer in Dénia

Postby toniganau » Mon Feb 15, 2016 1:48 pm

http://www.lasprovincias.es/sucesos/201 ... 143-v.html

Hi:

The wind carries 300 meters to a kitesurfer in Dénia for a gust of wind

Take care

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Re: The wind carries 300 meters to a kitesurfer in Dénia

Postby Toby » Mon Feb 15, 2016 2:18 pm

A gust of 129 kmh is crazy.
He flew over a building of 5 floor, 300m far.
Sounds like he has a head injury and some broken bones.

Wishing a speedy recovery!
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Re: The wind carries 300 meters to a kitesurfer in Dénia

Postby FLXKiters » Mon Feb 15, 2016 2:27 pm

YIKES
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Re: The wind carries 300 meters to a kitesurfer in Dénia

Postby toniganau » Mon Feb 15, 2016 3:11 pm

The roof this morning..the harness is still there
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Re: The wind carries 300 meters to a kitesurfer in Dénia

Postby alamos_kiter » Mon Feb 15, 2016 4:06 pm

Woahaaa the guy had a whole bunch of guardian angels flying in parade formation before him. Hope he's getting well soon.

I've been out on sunday a bit more south, rigged, launched, and put the kite down straight away. It was just batshit crazy gusty crap. Packed down and called it a "not for me".
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Re: The wind carries 300 meters to a kitesurfer in Dénia

Postby Toby » Mon Feb 15, 2016 4:08 pm

This is crazy.

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Re: The wind carries 300 meters to a kitesurfer in Dénia

Postby Turbaani » Mon Feb 15, 2016 5:31 pm

Do you have any weather statistics for that day? And what size kite was he using?

Damn smooth landing, as for 300m jump he didnt even drag on roof.

Hope he recovers from this.

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Re: The wind carries 300 meters to a kitesurfer in Dénia

Postby Eurus » Mon Feb 15, 2016 5:35 pm

alamos_kiter wrote:... rigged, launched, and put the kite down straight away. It was just batshit crazy gusty crap. Packed down and called it a "not for me".
Alamos I'm with you. The last time I decided to go out in extreme gusty conditions I nearly paid a hefty price. I decided to adopt the same mindset you reference above. It's tough to exercise sound judgement when the wind is nuking but better to be safe and kite another day.

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Re: The wind carries 300 meters to a kitesurfer in Dénia

Postby alamos_kiter » Mon Feb 15, 2016 8:30 pm

Yeah I leave that stuff to the KOTA pros :thumb:

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Re: The wind carries 300 meters to a kitesurfer in Dénia

Postby toniganau » Mon Feb 15, 2016 10:01 pm

Look at the wind speed chart
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