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Safe Jump height

Postby protonbart » Tue Mar 12, 2019 5:48 pm

What height does it start becoming Dangerous that you can go unconcious or die from impact if you crashed during a jump.

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Re: Safe Jump height

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Re: Safe Jump height

Postby james » Tue Mar 12, 2019 5:55 pm

Landing head first? Into a solid object? About 1ft if that.

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Re: Safe Jump height

Postby purdyd » Tue Mar 12, 2019 6:37 pm

There is no safe height.

That being said, the best way to get really big air is to fly very powered and there is more potential to get hurt or killed.

Anytime you put up a kite, you assume some risk of death and injury.

Of course anytime you wake up you have some chance of dying too.

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Re: Safe Jump height

Postby edt » Tue Mar 12, 2019 6:41 pm

According to "Inuries in jumpers" World Journal of Orthopedics, 2016 Mar 18, if you land head or chest first at 11m 50% of the jumpers died. If you don't get a head injury, the jump height for 50% fatality rate is 22m. so 20m seems about right. Most of these jumps in the article cited are from bridges on to land but I'm not sure if you safer from land or water because if you get knocked out you can drown in water. Since 20m is in world record height territory, I think it's safe for most of us to just jump as high as you want. The bigger dangers are landing in shallow water, deliberately jumping a pier and not making it or doing jumps on dry land. Kiteboarding is in fact an "extreme sport" so there's plenty of risk to it. After you have been kiting for a long time it's easy to get blase about the dangers but they are still there.
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Re: Safe Jump height

Postby ShaveTheWhales » Wed Mar 13, 2019 12:07 am

Just make sure you do your line wear checks very thoroughly and don't let them get too old...

Gear failure can wreck you big time because it's so unexpected..

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Re: Safe Jump height

Postby purdyd » Wed Mar 13, 2019 12:39 am

edt wrote:
Tue Mar 12, 2019 6:41 pm
According to "Inuries in jumpers" World Journal of Orthopedics, 2016 Mar 18, if you
i have to admit when I read the first sentence I thought this was going to be a tongue in cheek response but I have to say, well done answering the question! :thumb:

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Re: Safe Jump height

Postby hookedcook » Wed Mar 13, 2019 6:58 am

no to be a dick but come on man?? How dangerous is it to cross the street? It's a jump on water, could fly high and land like a feather, or could go 2 meters up and get rocked. There is no answer to your question. Kind of intermediate kiter, but raced motorcycles for years, we always tried to have the best safety precautions but shit happens, same with any extreme sport, if you are that worried, don't do it, you have that choice to jump

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Re: Safe Jump height

Postby Beardytello » Wed Mar 13, 2019 10:33 am

@protonbart - did you not get the answer you were looking for in your initial topic?

viewtopic.php?f=1&t=2402159&hilit=safe+jump


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