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Fatality at Topanga Canyon California

Postby nherbold » Fri Mar 12, 2021 1:47 pm


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Re: Fatality at Topanga Canyon California

Postby Kamikuza » Fri Mar 12, 2021 2:03 pm

Wow :o

RIP and condolences.

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Re: Fatality at Topanga Canyon California

Postby Havre » Fri Mar 12, 2021 2:30 pm

Oh no :(

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Re: Fatality at Topanga Canyon California

Postby Toby » Fri Mar 12, 2021 2:50 pm

Sad news...condolences to family and friends.

Does anyone know what happened? Can't find anything in the article.

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Re: Fatality at Topanga Canyon California

Postby edt » Fri Mar 12, 2021 3:31 pm

He looped it into the rocks while on land by accident landed head first. Maybe he slipped and then pulled on the bar with one hand? That's what I read on Facebook. There's some video that got taken down which shows the kite being looped.
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Re: Fatality at Topanga Canyon California

Postby matth » Fri Mar 12, 2021 4:31 pm

I have seen the video...looks like he got tossed about 20 feet. Doesn't look all that violent but apparently it doesn't take much....RIP

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Re: Fatality at Topanga Canyon California

Postby thekitemonster » Fri Mar 12, 2021 5:13 pm

Wind came up real quick that day around noon. Launch is tricky at best. Low tide, slippy mossy rocks you must negotiate. Wind shadowed. Kelpy. Couple miles East is all wide open sand, much safer.

Condolences to his friends and loved ones. Godspeed.

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Re: Fatality at Topanga Canyon California

Postby Bille » Fri Mar 12, 2021 5:49 pm

matth wrote:
Fri Mar 12, 2021 4:31 pm
I have seen the video...looks like he got tossed about 20 feet. Doesn't look all that violent but apparently it doesn't take much....RIP
Could you see, if he was using a helmet ; in the video ?

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Re: Fatality at Topanga Canyon California

Postby iriejohn » Fri Mar 12, 2021 7:48 pm

Saw the sad news earlier today, did wonder what happened.

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Re: Fatality at Topanga Canyon California

Postby waynepjh » Fri Mar 12, 2021 8:25 pm

After watching the video it looks like the kite started to dive to one side and he brought it back past 12 way to quickly. No helmet and probably would not of helped. He hit head first going pretty fast. So awful to watch. Rip❤️


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