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Lost at sea @Tenerife - expected at any Atlantic coast

Postby BraCuru » Sun Sep 13, 2020 9:43 am

Bracuru Hover (white board) with Moses Comet likely is drifting somewhere in the North Atlantic.
Lost in November last year.
Wonder if anybody find it ever.
Likely it could be met in The Caribbean, Mexico Bay, East USA coast.
Less likely it could be back to Canary Islands or finish its trip in Norwegian fjords ;)
Very unlikely it could decide to travel somewhere into southern Atlantic too.
Who ever spot it remember about this topic please ;)

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Re: Lost at sea @Tenerife - expected at any Atlantic coast

Postby wavy navy » Sun Sep 13, 2020 3:34 pm

Started in El Medano? How did it Happen? Good luck!

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Re: Lost at sea @Tenerife - expected at any Atlantic coast

Postby BraCuru » Mon Sep 14, 2020 12:22 pm

wavy navy wrote:
Sun Sep 13, 2020 3:34 pm
Started in El Medano? How did it Happen? Good luck!
Correct. El Medano.
A rider's harness parted in two halves. Would you believe it?
He lost all gear at once. Had to swim back ashore.
His kite was recovered but the board was unseen anymore.

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Re: Lost at sea @Tenerife - expected at any Atlantic coast

Postby joekitetime » Mon Sep 14, 2020 2:31 pm

Wow! Could be an epic story!

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Re: Lost at sea @Tenerife - expected at any Atlantic coast

Postby tswierkocki » Tue Sep 15, 2020 4:13 am

I had a similar problem but not as bad since I didn’t lose my board.

The harness stitching on the webbing that held my spreader bar broke allowing my harness to split in two. The bar got ripped out of my hands and I watch my kite fly away. It was a Peter Lynn Arc with auto zenith and the harness acted as a sea anchor while the kite flew away in the neutral position. Wind was side shore and I watched my kite fly away perfectly for over a kilometer.

After a long swim in I got in my car and eventually found the kite a very long way down the beach with no damage.

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Re: Lost at sea @Tenerife - expected at any Atlantic coast

Postby BraCuru » Tue Sep 15, 2020 8:20 am

tswierkocki wrote:
Tue Sep 15, 2020 4:13 am
The harness stitching on the webbing that held my spreader bar broke allowing my harness to split in two. The bar got ripped out of my hands and I watch my kite fly away. It was a Peter Lynn Arc with auto zenith and the harness acted as a sea anchor while the kite flew away in the neutral position. Wind was side shore and I watched my kite fly away perfectly for over a kilometer.
This is exactly what happened to my friend. Normally he uses a seat harness but that time he decided to use a waist one. Its stitches parted on his back splitting the harness in symmetrical two halves.
The parted harness worked as a sea anchor too. However his Soul was kitelooping occasionally and was picked up by some boat before crushing on the Montana Roja.
The rescuers could not located the swimmer who safely managed to beach on the rocks of Montana Roja.

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Re: Lost at sea @Tenerife - expected at any Atlantic coast

Postby Hugh2 » Tue Sep 15, 2020 8:31 pm

Harnesses splitting in two! That's a new one for me.

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Re: Lost at sea @Tenerife - expected at any Atlantic coast

Postby mr_daruman » Wed Sep 16, 2020 1:30 am

How does a harness split in two?! Soft harnesses? I use only hardshell so this is confusing, in 15 years kiting never heard of that. You mean it ripped apart at the straps?

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Re: Lost at sea @Tenerife - expected at any Atlantic coast

Postby BraCuru » Wed Sep 16, 2020 8:23 am

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Re: Lost at sea @Tenerife - expected at any Atlantic coast

Postby Dimitrios » Wed Sep 16, 2020 9:47 am

Holy shit ! how old was the harness out of curiosity ? was it well maintained ?


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