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Landing your kite

1. Use assisted landings

  • Approach the shore slowly with caution. Keep your kite low to try avoid lofting. Take care to avoid causing an accidental jump in well powered conditions while approaching the shore.
  • Arrange for assisted landings at least 100 m from bystanders, power lines, vertical surfaces, trees, etc where possible. NEVER use non-kiteboarders for assisted launches or landings, as use of bystanders has resulted in severe rider injuries.
  • Use mutually understood hand and voice signals to improve launch and landing safety.
  • IF IN ANY DOUBT, DEPOWER YOUR KITE BY USING YOUR SAFETY, even if you are still offshore. ALL riders should be comfortable with depowering their kite using their safety, which will flag out while still connected to the leash immediately. If you are still feeling unsafe, you are able to complete disconnect from the kite by pulling the safety on your leash
  • If nobody is around, let the kite flag onto the safety and pack up as appropriate

2. Properly secure your gear

  • Properly anchor your kite by facing the kite downwind, and weighing it down with sand if you intend on going out again. Roll up your lines for added safety
  • Kites should be placed in a safe area well out of bystander and vehicular traffic.
  • If you have finished, disconnect and wind up your lines, deflate your bladders and roll up your kite.
  • Do not allow your kite to be accidentally launched.

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