Re: What is the international signal for "Abort launch"?
Posted: Sat Jul 14, 2018 9:34 pm
Sorry but if I‘m holding your kite & you start clowning around like that I’ll probably just let you bite the dust... I double dare you!RickI wrote: ↑Sat Jul 14, 2018 11:55 amI posted these hand signals in 2002 on here, as no one else was really proposing a uniform set of signals at the time. There have been some bad kite accident related to miscommunication so the need was obvious. I borrowed some from diving and common sense.
The clenched fist basically means to hold, and people seem to get it. I then follow with my flat hand extended outward pushing down signaling to put the Kite down. However it’s important to go over the stuff in advance of your session to remove any doubt. Yelling shouldn’t be relied upon alone nor should you use inexperienced non-kiters for help. Past accidents reinforce the reasons why not.