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Re: Kiter death in Cape Town

Postby Bille » Wed Jan 18, 2023 6:08 pm

Flyingseb wrote:
Wed Jan 18, 2023 3:46 am
Toby wrote:
Tue Jan 17, 2023 11:03 pm
Bille wrote:
Tue Jan 17, 2023 10:59 pm


I have bin doing that , since 2005 ; there "IS" no better
way to go , because it cuts the reaction time in 1/2 (.)

BTW :
Bin at this kiting thing since 2002 ; I have Never bin
injured ; doing this sport.

Bille
great! and happy to hear. My injuries are also pretty light. worst was a hurt rib. and that's with pushing every time new tricks. Big kite in 15-25 knots is safer for me.
And staying away from kiteloops, like me 😊 (not talking about down loops, which are off course much different)
I don't do over-head kite-loops either ; just down-loops and Up-loops to
unwind my lines, and add or (subtract) power , when needed.

YES -- when you grab the break-kine in a loop, and pull it to
behind your back ; it will cause the center of rotation on the
kite to go Way inside the tip, and ya get a Huge reduction in
power. It's something you can practice in light winds ; works
great on Big kites.

Bille

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Re: Kiter death in Cape Town

Postby Hugh2 » Thu Jan 19, 2023 5:29 am

Bille wrote:
Wed Jan 18, 2023 5:59 pm
jms wrote:
Wed Jan 18, 2023 3:26 am
Toby wrote:
Tue Jan 17, 2023 11:56 am
That’s why everyone should launch with one hand on the QR.
But 99% don’t do it. Rather have their board in their hand…
When self launching, I'm not even hooked in and just hold onto the chicken loop. Hasn't been a problem even in nuking winds, and makes me feel a lot safer.
I like what You do ; better than what toby and I have for
technique !! :thumb:

Do you have the safety hooked in ; when you do that ?
Also -- how is the feel in strong winds ?

Bille
Good questions, Bille. I presume you connect the leash after hooking into the chicken loop, but that assumes you somehow have the kite not really launched yet?? Maybe bouncing on a wing tip on the beach or water? Or do you hook in when the kite rises above you, but for that you have to have hands on the bar. Confusing. I have never seen launching done this way in Cape Town or anywhere else.

I understand the principle, for example, you can swap kites with someone if you are on a wide open beach or in shallow flat water, with one person temporarily holding both chicken loops, one on each side, with the trimmed down kites bouncing on their wing tips, but with no leashes attached it is a tenuous situation not suitable for strong gusty winds like we have on the beaches in Cape Town when launching.

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Re: Kiter death in Cape Town

Postby CaptainKook » Thu Jan 19, 2023 8:31 am

This video came up for unhooked self launching which explains it. Makes sense and removes the risk of getting dragged.

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Re: Kiter death in Cape Town

Postby Toby » Sat Jan 28, 2023 3:48 am

The problem is that some people just don’t have the knowledge, mind, experience etc so something like this happens:


https://www.instagram.com/reel/Cn7zlogN ... MyMTA2M2Y=



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Re: Kiter death in Cape Town

Postby PugetSoundKiter » Sat Jan 28, 2023 6:40 am

CaptainKook wrote:
Thu Jan 19, 2023 8:31 am
This video came up for unhooked self launching which explains it. Makes sense and removes the risk of getting dragged.
:thumb:

Any unhooked launch instructions for a foil kite in 20+knots?


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