consumer wrote: ↑
Sun Mar 22, 2020 5:37 pm
.....social distancing is a necessity, but shaming people for doing solo sports? I agree some aspects of this are selfish, but I don't know if I agree that it is clearly a bad idea.
The injury versus the type of rescue from that injury is the concern. A helicopter is not needed for most injuries that occur from jogging or treadmill use. However, when kitesurfing it takes a helicopter, or a rescue vessel and likely a flight to a hospital. The difference in resources and number of rescue personnel required are blatantly obvious.
So if you do choose to kite, make sure you are not pushing the limits. And please err on the side of caution or even inconvenience. Don't go too far out on the outside, spend your time at home replacing line sets, and check your harness. Helmet usage may be a very good idea, if you don't already do that.
And from the quarantine perspective, you will be exposing a lot of other people needlessly, if you happen to have an injury and go through the rescue to the transport to the hospital system. Read that as "you are potentially exposing yourself to a place that I don't think anyone wants to visit right now."