There is nothing sharp inside the bar. The accident happend during a downwinder and we even checked the gear before we started the trip, so I can be sure that there were no sharp edges.
Same thing with climbing gear. If there is ever any sort of recall they make sure to reach all customers. With climbing gear, paragliding gear, work safety equipment etc, all have safety standard organizations set up with strict guidelines to follow. Kiteboarding equipment is viewed like a toy in comparison unfortunalty.
more climbers, accidents, & $$$, lead to more attention to standards
• mid 60s, rope testing
• early 70s, UIAA safety commission • 70s and 80s, research & standards • 90s CEN, ASTM, etc.
research and standards effectively reduce “equipment failure” to zero.
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