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KyleK
post Jul 19 2006, 09:19 AM
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In the past weeks Ive had a few rescue mishaps that resulted in trashed lines.

The first is a classic: Ride a jet ski up to your pal to giv'em a lift and suck the lines into the impeller - all over but the cuttin. This one required cutting all five lines of a Shift bar and a bill from the jetski repair shop, not a cheap mistake.

The second is a new one to me. I rode out to help a fellow kiter who'd smashed their kite and popped the valve and collapsed the leading edge. After I was assured that the person was ok and would make it in no problem I dropped my kite into the power to ride away and felt my board sea anchor. Wasnt sure what was up but quickly realized my board had caught a line(s). Thankfully no injury but my TFC 5cm fin had slashed a line, fortuately in this case the 5th line.

So look out when rescuing and if your down in the water and help is coming it is best to wind your lines in an organized and efficient manner.

KK


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kedow
post Jul 21 2006, 09:08 PM
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I have had the good forturne of being picked up by Brent on his seadoo!

Something that has worked well for me when being picked up by boat, seadoo etc. is for the boat driver to undo the lines from the kite completely and then have the kiter wrap them up on his bar.

In the case of someone picking you up who is not familiar with kites I have put my kite in the water, worked my way up the kite, undone the lines from the kite and wound them up then they are not an issue.

It may take a few minutes longer but has worked well for me and once the lines are wrapped up makes the pickup much easier.

Cheers

Ed
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