693[ksurf] Re: Quick Release vs Deadman
- Nov 3, 1998Ian Young wrote:
>Just few worlds to say that the most important thing to learn(to me) and
> I don't want anyone to take this the wrong way - I assure you that I want this
> sport to be as safe as possible.
> But I think with the number of learners (myself included) that are reading these
> postings on quick and deadman releases, that a point is made about the
> importance of commitment, determination and judgement.
> I have been developing a training package for the school I will be starting soon
> and when teaching friends and family I have found that it takes some time for
> people to get used to the power that these kites can generate.
> A common fault I have observed is that until confidence is built through
> practise/ experience, people tend to lack commitment and determination to keep
> control of the kite at all times eg often when a power kite starts to pull hard,
> learners tend to walk toward the kite rather than lean back against the pull -
> obvious to the experienced kite flyer: without tension on the lines you can't
> effectively control the kite!
> I would hate to see people defaulting to releasing a kite pre-maturely rather
> than fighting to regain/ keep control of a kite. Even with all the released
> discussed to date you still have a kite falling or flying with lines trailing
> from it that can still injure people or tangle on stationary or moving objects.
> A kite without tension on the lines (released or otherwise) is still out of
> The key IMO, is judgement of when to release a kite because there is no chance
> of bringing it back under control.
> Something else that may be worth considering that we use hang gliding when aero
> or vehicle towing is the compulsory use of weak-links (usually 1.2G) in addition
> to a "three ring circus" quick release.
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know about Kitesurfing sport, is how manage the kite in any conditions.
After that let's go on the water and have fun.
For a 10 hours kitesurfing lesson, I teach 70% kites practice.
I make traction kites(TRACTIONtm) since 1991 and practice traction sport
since that time, this is my first kitesurfing season and it's going
I agree with all those that are trying to make that sport very safe,
this is the only one way to grow.
Have nice breeze
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