Kiteboarding, Ready for the Worst Hope for the Best
-Be able to land in all conditions before you take you take off!!!
–This goes along with being able to self rescue before you go out.
1. Understand and test or execute the safety systems of the kite before taking off. There may be a reason why you can not execute your safety system. find out problems in a safe place, not in an emergency.
2. Go through the full emergency sequence. You will continue with the confidence that the safety system works and you can work it. There is no “ I think it….” . Be prepared for the worst case. Hope for the best.
3. Through this, we find out that this is not a means of control. Like the car seat belt, you ware it hoping you never use it.It is safe to assume that you are going to go back to the beach to recuperate.
4. OK. back to the fun stuff, transfer the kite, and all the systems look good.
Details about safety leashes and how to use them. It is vital that you connect the safety leash to the correct part of your bar/lines and you know how to use the safety release.
A safety leash (sometimes also called a “bypass leash” or a “handlepass leash”) is used to keep you connected to the kite when you deploy your main safety release or you let go of the control bar while riding unhooked. The safety release connects to a specific part of your line/control system so that full depower is activated when the kite is on it. It is very important to use the safety leash in accordance with the kite and control bar manufacturer’s instructions. Attachment points can vary between manufacturers and between kite/bar models.
The safety leash also has its own safety release so that you can completely jettison the kite if you need to.