56001Re: Knowing our limits
- Jun 29, 2002--- In kitesurf@y..., "theflyingtinman" <thorpes@a...> wrote:
> > Can anyone think of another dangerous sport where the dangers arevery interesting question... perhaps extreme kayaking, where so much
> often so unobvious - even to the participants?
> Steve T.
of the hazard is out of sight below the surface, and clues only read
(mostly) from the surface behaviour of the water, snags remain
lethally unseen until encountered...but I think kitesurfing stands on
its own....what worries me is the ignorance (and potential exposure
to hazard) of innocent bystanders .....now that's unusual indeed...
someone earlier likened it to autoracing fans... but IMO it aint like
that... they know the hazards and pay to accept them..... your
average beachgoer (me and my wife) oohing and aahing at the
gymnastics have little idea of the risks upwind of us!
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