I recall awhile back (maybe 1-2 years ago) that
someone posted a definition of the acronym SAFE or
SAFETY that had each letter indicating a facet for
safe kite boarding. If someone has that handy, maybe
it is a good time for a reminder.
--- Hung Vu <hungvu2000@...
> I have been kitesurfing since 1998, been through
> generations of
> equipment and had my fair shares of minor accidents.
> Even thought I had
> no clue of what risks to encounter in the early
> days, I managed to stay
> out of serious accidents due to some very simple
> rules and common sense
> that I practiced since day one. Many years have
> passed and kitesurfing
> is no longer a "mystery" as it was in the early
> days. Kitesurfing
> know-how, teaching methodologies and safety
> guidelines are very
> well-known and well published (web sites such as
> http://www.kitesurfingschool.org, schools, books,
> videos, magazines,
> accident databases, etc.). It is no longer
> acceptable for any excuse of
> not knowing what risks to expect in kitesurfing or
> kiting in general.
> More at http://www.kitesurfingschool.org/safety.htm
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