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Kitemares and Safety Engineering
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March 18, 2020, post by Dave Santos
Kitemares

A long history of “Kitemares” have advanced the engineering of safety features that also vitally apply to specialized AWES. Killing power kites safely when all goes wrong is an essential capability. Kitemares are rarer, but ever more monstrous in potential, as astounding kite performance has expanded possibilities.

AWE R&D is dangerous even at “sport-scale”, which na´ve critics overlook. Its not so much “no power” as “too much power” that challenges the kite engineer. Safety is more essential than anything else.

This video reflects 30yrs of modern safety-design progress.
KITEMARES! and how to avoid them ... (kiteboard accidents explained)