Curiosity drove me to wikipedia and they list of reported encounters globally, kite-incidents and all. Kinda surprised me, but then again I like my chances...if I gotta worry about stuff like that going forward I would never get out of my house againdaherkite wrote: ↑Sun Sep 12, 2021 4:45 pmKITEMARE REPORT - TAIBA - BRAZIL
I´d like to alert other riders for the possibility of injury (even if it’s very rare) while riding at open sea areas where needle-fish are found.
Hope that this report could help the kitesurf community to investigate the causes of such rare (but high severity) accidents like the one here described:
“On 10th September 2021, I was just riding upwind at normal cruise speed and suddenly something hit me (or I hit something?) in the back foot, causing two moderate/severe deep cuts. This incident did not affect my ride course and instinctively I perceived the damage severity (and possible risk of life due to blood loss) and fortunately I could go straight forward to the sand coast/home.”
I am pretty convinced that this accident was due a needlefish.
I would like to ask for help at this forum in order to determine if the board color/details could anyway increase the probability of this kind of kitemare.
In the link bellow, you’ll find a complete report of this accident. (PDF file).
http://tarefas.eng.br/_REPORTS/KITEMARE ... 021_EN.pdf
Thanks in advance,
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