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Re: Another UK Fatality

Postby ichabod » Sat Nov 21, 2020 2:54 pm

I've seen waist belt PFDs used for SUP e.g

https://www.escape-watersports.co.uk/eq ... bkEALw_wcB

Has anyone tried one of these kiting? guess it would have to sit above the harness or something

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Re: Another UK Fatality

Postby deniska » Sat Nov 21, 2020 3:55 pm

I have a similar belt vest.
I only put it on in serious conditions (below waist harness). No idea if it would help a lot or not.
It should in principle but I keep it as last resort.
The bad thing is that since it has Velcros it semi opens after a crash and does not look as neat as on the pics.

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Re: Another UK Fatality

Postby UKSurf » Sat Nov 21, 2020 5:14 pm

deniska wrote:
Sat Nov 21, 2020 3:55 pm
I have a similar belt vest.
I only put it on in serious conditions (below waist harness). No idea if it would help a lot or not.
It should in principle but I keep it as last resort.
The bad thing is that since it has Velcros it semi opens after a crash and does not look as neat as on the pics.
I think the extra floatation would help, my own experience of being trapped in heavy surf is it takes alot of effort to stay on the surface breathing. Exhaustion and panic sets in very quickly when you realise you are helpless and trapped by currents and endless sets of powerful waves - this is when extra floatation could save your life in my opinion. Only negative would be you will find it harder to dive under big waves. I cant imagine what being trapped in bindings you cant get off and being pummelled by waves would feel like, and if that is what happened here then others should learn from this tragedy.

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Re: Another UK Fatality

Postby Kerplow » Sat Nov 21, 2020 6:19 pm

2 Days ago a guy died kiting in Lithuania. RIP Giedrius.
They still don't know what exactly happened, but it seems that he had heart attack. He just collapsed during a session :/


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