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Author: Subject: Oregon landboarder killed in lofting in February


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[*] posted on 3-18-2020 at 09:18 AM
Oregon landboarder killed in lofting in February

Sad day whenever this occurs. Prayers for the family and anyone in the community who knew him.


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[*] posted on 3-18-2020 at 08:51 PM

Last paragraph is especially sad...

"Hannan had not yet secured his helmet to his head before the kite pulled him into the air. He then fell to the ground, striking his head on the asphalt, Chambers said."



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[*] posted on 3-19-2020 at 08:53 PM

Conditions here that day were insane.
Gust factor of 10. 4 to 40 mph.
No one I know would have rigged up.

Please please please. If you are new to the sport,
reach out and find a veteran to mentor you.
PKF community is a great resource. Don't be shy.

Thanks to all the PKF members who looked out for me as a newbie
and helped me learn to have fun but be safe in gear selection,
technique and assessing appropriate conditions.

RIP Zachary.

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Gin Shaman2 6m, 12m
Flysurfer Peak1 6m, Peak2 9m,Peak4, 3m
Misc. other kites, never getting out of their bags.
Riding a Libre Fullrace with an AQR on the beach
Riding a Blokart inland when gust factor > 4
And a couple Manta Singles for friends to ride.
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[*] posted on 3-20-2020 at 08:42 PM

Such a shame. Condolences to his family. :(
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