bragnouff wrote: ↑
Mon Jun 14, 2021 2:19 am
.........A non-helmeted kiter who dies on a spot won't lead to a beach ban, but a few helmeted-muppets who send their kite onto bystanders will very likely achieve that. Riders who jump in the shallows among swimmers will also be super bad in that regard.......
Never have I seen intentionally bad behavior from any level of skilled kiter who uses a helmet, that could actually lead to a beach ban.
All of the "here, hold my beer" incidents were from non helmet users and the "in fashion" "trying to look cool" idiots that make stupid statements about not caring about anyone but themselves.
I often ask why a particular kiter wears a helmet. The range of answers is varied to a high degree. Some of them off the top of my head are.
1. I had a friend die from getting slammed into rocks
2. I saw a guy in person get slammed into ------- and get messed up or die
3. I use a leash (good reason, but bad idea to use a leash in most circumstances)
4. I've been knocked out by my board while prone surfing or kitesurfing.
5. Or just plain to prevent a head injury
While I rarely ask why someone doesn't wear a helmet, the answers to that question are always less clear. And it's obvious why. All of those answers are to cover up that they are actually too self concious to be seen wearing one.