dewsy wrote:since we were discussing a "safety" issue such as a board leash.. did anyone have a word with this kitesurfer about being "safe" when flying a kite on the beach with beach goers downwind? I was concerned and just thought i might bring it up.. all I know, is from what I hear about the Sheriff, he'd have lost his mind if he were to have seen something like this.. I also do not wish to hijack this thread but since we were talking about good decisions..
Jens, that's not me trash talking at all.. it was merely me bringing attention to a story (picture's worth a thousand words) or action that drew NO concern from the same people that made a big deal about a story about using a board leash.. the reason i brought it up here, in this topic is because it, just like the story about using the board leash, should have gone without comment.. we should be trying to expand the sport, but people aren't going to want to post here in this forum if they see the leaders of the sport LIKE YOU JENS ( <-- compliment) jumping down peoples throats.. you, west, and the rest of that group of people have a lot of skills and knowledge that new riders should be looking up to, not afraid of..
I remember when I started last year, there were a couple times i just wanted to sell all my stuff and never kite again because of some of the things that you said.. i'm glad i hung in there though, cause any time i'm out on the water with that kite in the air, it's the best thing in the world to me..
by the way, no one's called me out on anything in quite a while.. not that they couldn't, there's just been no written or video (or pictoral) evidence yet..
any more comments i have to you, i'll just pm you so we can work it out..