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Old 25th October 2011, 07:04 PM   #60
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Venezia, Italia
Posts: 142

It seems impossible but right last friday I arrived on Cortellazzo (VE - IT) beach just to see some kiters running for help and one in the ground with a dislocated knee. I asked him how it happened and he replied that he wasn't jumping, he only was unlucky because one foot slipped out of the strap and the other remained in, and board suddely turned.
So I kept thinking that the kite board is not far from a snowboard (my beloved winter sport); but nowaday it's almost impossible in snowboarding thas such an accident can happen, as you have both feet strongly fixed to the board. In kitesurfing it seems you have to go deep in the straps more than us windsurfers, and in fact the kite straps are large and thick; but the feet aren't locked, so the danger of problems at the legs is always high...
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