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    Cool wild ride



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    Gee, I'm going to kite board during a Hurricane.
    Too bad he would have to die to get nominated for a Darwin Award

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    Thats a stupid idea from the start...Dont feel sorry for him at all...

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    Geez, at what point do you just LET GO...

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    Quote Originally Posted by YoYamma View Post
    Geez, at what point do you just LET GO...
    I don't know the exact mechanics of kite boarding(I'm more of a windsurfer, well was) but I am pretty sure you are attached to it via harness

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    Hmm, maybe you're right,
    seems it would have a safety release tho, right?

    "Power kites can be dangerous. Because of strong forces that can be generated by sudden wind gusts, people can be lofted, carried off, dashed against water, buildings, terrain or power lines, resulting in what's termed a "kitemare" (kite + nightmare). Most kiteboarding fatalities are the result of being lofted or dragged out of control, resulting in a collision with hard objects including sand. It is possible to be seriously injured simply by hitting the water surface at speed or from a height....

    Do not remove or disable factory-installed safety equipment or releases.
    The most basic is a quick-release harness safety system. Harness safety systems come in different configurations; most allow the kite surfer to release the kite with one tug or push, leaving only one line which is attached to a kite leash. This one line ideally will cause the kite to lose its shape and fall from the sky, without power. Redundant safety releases are even better; do not remove your kite release because you assume you can simply unhook..."

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kitesurfing

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    Quote Originally Posted by YoYamma View Post
    Hmm, maybe you're right,
    seems it would have a safety release tho, right?
    Seems reasonable to me

    Honestly other than magazines and the web I don't think I have ever seen a kiteboarding set up

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