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  • Power Kite Safety Tips
  

Power kiting is fun, exciting, great exercise and one of the most up and coming outdoor outdoor activities within the UK!

However, it does have its dangers too. Follow our safety guide and you will enjoy this exhilarating experience to the max!

The following Information is only a guide and by no means exhaustive. If you require any more information or advice, please don't hesitate to contact us.

 

= TAKE CAUTION      = ALWAYS DO      = NEVER DO

 

General Safety

Wind conditions can change at a moments notice. Power kites have extreme power, so it's important that you consider safety for yourself and others.

 Always use common sense!

 

 

Please wear at minimum a helmet for any wind condition.

Wear both knee and elbow pads if winds become strong. Shoes or boots with ankle support are best.

Check your flying for any obstructions and passers by, particularly pedestrians, pets, livestock or sea life if close to the water.

Never fly your kite near buildings, power lines, cliffs, airports or roads.

Never fly your kite where there is not enough space to launch and land your kite safely.

Before going out, check equipment is properly maintained.

Do not fly your power kite if you cannot safely handle the power of the kite.



In addition to the above,

At all times wear a helmet. Even in low winds the kite can often pull you out of your buggy!

Do a Site Assessment - beware of uneven terrain, trees, potholes, large rocks and other obstacles that may cause injury.

Ensure your equipment is maintained regularly - Tighten bolts, wheels and fixings as required.

Make sure that foot straps are loose enough to take you feet out quickly in an emergency.

Always allow other buggiers enough room and don't ride to close to each other.

Always wear suitable strong footwear that has good ankle support and protect your eyes with a visor or similar.



In addition to the above,

Wear a helmet and knee pads at all times. Even in low winds the kite can often pull over the top of the board and onto your knees.

Ensure equipment is maintained regularly - Tighten bolts, wheels and fixings as required.

Make sure that foot straps are loose enough to take you feet out in an emergency.

Never attach yourself permanently to the kite or to the board.

Do not board near other boarders, keep a safe distance.

Always wear suitable strong footwear that has good ankle support and protect your eyes with a visor or similar.