downunder wrote: ↑
Tue Jul 13, 2021 3:20 am
The clear difference in my safety advice is that kiting IS the most safe of any "extreme" sport. THAT sentence MIGHT bring a new kiters in. On the other side, if one wants to learn about safety this is NOT the place and it MIGHT scare a new kiter off.
Kiting might be Fun and safer than some other extreme sports ; yet
people Do die while kiting, and other kiters should know Why they
died, so-as they don't make the same mistake. Don't know any other
way to state it . If people get scared off by Reality ; then maybe they
should be watching TV , instead of kit-boarding ?
Define "don't make the same mistake" ? I'm still waiting to learn how you lost your legs, so I "do not make the same mistake"?
Can we agree that this is oversimplifying? What happened to you will hardly EVER happen to someone else. You were just unlucky.
See, even Toby mentioned numerous times that LUCK was on his side. Somehow you guys keep very low profile when reading that. (*)
But some of you keep very high profile when other people, like me, say the same. Which to me looks some of you have a problem with authority.
Some would NEVER question Dimitry/Toby or any best rider on safety decisions...But they do question decisions of deceased people...
End no, I do not agree. It does not matter how much I enjoy kiting, I would NEVER skydive or have a tarantula on me. My wife would NEVER kitesurf even though she ski. But hey, I climbed ALL 3 active Vulcano's in Indonesia, and my avatar is from one. Three Sisters, as they are called. So many people die on it, that's like crazy. But that climb would be banned in the US, correct? Just like it is banned to climb Uluru.
That has nothing to do with reality. But fear. Now, tell us what is your fear?
Why? They are delicious.
Ha ha, what reality has to do with it? Sorry for being that direct, but hey, we all die at some stage.
I'm still waiting to read what is the acceptable number of deaths. No answer? Ah well. Pick the number guys!
Or not... It is simple. We have no answer. No one has. Or no one wants to take responsibility in a fear to end up being accused as stupid. Or sociopath...
Remember, people who do not wear safety are also accused of the same. Now see (*).