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Safety Systems - New KiteBud Video

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Created by cbulota Monday, 17 Jul 2017
cbulota
WA, 1013 posts
Monday , 17 Jul 2017 10:13AM
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Hi All,

I wanted to share this free sample to help everyone have a better understanding of modern Kitesurfing Safety Systems. The sample focuses on information that is unfortunately rarely covered during lessons and that can make a big difference in how safe and how independent a kitesurfer can be.

It's also a good summary of most the safety advice I've been giving on this forum for many years.

In case you are wondering, yes I did get the permission to use the footage from that death looping video.



Thanks for Watching

Kite Safe

Christian

Gilly3
QLD, 603 posts
Monday , 17 Jul 2017 4:50PM
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Great Work Christian!

Kajo
NSW, 306 posts
Monday , 17 Jul 2017 5:02PM
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Really great video. Thanks for sharing Chris.
The only comment I would make is that really the safety system is part of the bar, not the kite. So rather than having to buy a whole new kite, it may be enough to just buy a different bar and rig it up to the old kite. As far as I am aware, any kite could be flagged out on a single line if attached to a bar with single line safety system (other than 5th line kites perhaps), or am I way off here?

cbulota
WA, 1013 posts
Monday , 17 Jul 2017 3:41PM
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Kajo said..
Really great video. Thanks for sharing Chris.
The only comment I would make is that really the safety system is part of the bar, not the kite. So rather than having to buy a whole new kite, it may be enough to just buy a different bar and rig it up to the old kite. As far as I am aware, any kite could be flagged out on a single line if attached to a bar with single line safety system (other than 5th line kites perhaps), or am I way off here?



Hi Kajo,

Yes you are correct, A well designed single front line safety system should flag out any 4-line kite.There are so many different brands and so many generations of bar and kites, it would be nearly impossible to formulate clear recommendations as to what bars would be a good mix with what kites, so I'm purposely avoiding giving such specific advice. There is also the difference between High V and low V which I purposely didn't cover in the video as it make things too complicated.

Many kiters are happy to use dual front line safety sytems and/or long leashes attached to the back of their harness. My goal is to help kiters (especially Newbies) understand the risks and let them decide what to do about it.

Flagging systems can also be modified, but again, this can get pretty complex and I would avoid giving specific advice about this.

Christian

Chris_M
1454 posts
Monday , 17 Jul 2017 6:42PM
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Nice work Christian,

I wish I had resources like this back in the day!

Keep it up

Kajo
NSW, 306 posts
Tuesday , 18 Jul 2017 9:23AM
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cbulota said..

Kajo said..
Really great video. Thanks for sharing Chris.
The only comment I would make is that really the safety system is part of the bar, not the kite. So rather than having to buy a whole new kite, it may be enough to just buy a different bar and rig it up to the old kite. As far as I am aware, any kite could be flagged out on a single line if attached to a bar with single line safety system (other than 5th line kites perhaps), or am I way off here?




Hi Kajo,

Yes you are correct, A well designed single front line safety system should flag out any 4-line kite.There are so many different brands and so many generations of bar and kites, it would be nearly impossible to formulate clear recommendations as to what bars would be a good mix with what kites, so I'm purposely avoiding giving such specific advice. There is also the difference between High V and low V which I purposely didn't cover in the video as it make things too complicated.

Many kiters are happy to use dual front line safety sytems and/or long leashes attached to the back of their harness. My goal is to help kiters (especially Newbies) understand the risks and let them decide what to do about it.

Flagging systems can also be modified, but again, this can get pretty complex and I would avoid giving specific advice about this.

Christian


Yep makes perfect sense. Cheers.



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