This afternoon my dad was taking photos at Happy Valley, Caloundra. As dad was leaving a kiter approached him and asked him for a launch as the conditions were not ideal for self launching, it was a gusty 30 plus knots! Dad had never launched a kite in his life so the kiter gave him a few quick pointers. He gave dad the thumbs up and he let go of the kite. The kite briefly launched and as dad was walking away the kiter lost control of the kite and hit dad throwing him on his back. Members of the public come running over as too did the kiter, apologising that he lost control due to a freak gust of wind. Dad ending up with a deep line cut to his wrist and a 4cm wide gash down the whole length of his shin, ripping the skin off to the bone (from the kite lines). I've been a kiter for over 10 years and this is a timely reminder as more heavy weather approaches this weekend not to be an idiot and ask an inexperienced member of the public for help! I hope this dickhead has learnt his lesson as my poor dad has been left sore and sorry after spending the afternoon in hospital.
Sorry to hear about the mishap for sure mate I hope your old man is on the mend.
Wind has been very gusty last couple of days but today was really all over the place.
I agree dangerous for yourself and others to ask people with no experience to assist you kiting.
Thanks for sharing
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........ Happy Valley for pussies