I love the warning *Do not try this at home*. AND THEN the laughter in the background. Good God. (confession: I laughed at first, too, but my God, the guy will be lucky to ever even walk again.)
actually, you harness yourself into these things, so letting go is not an option, further proof that this dude is (was) not the sharpest bulb in the closet.
I saw this on my local news this morning...heard he was in critical condition.
You can tell that he's harnessed in by the fact that his arms are bent as he goes flying back into the air after being slammed to the sand (is that what is meant by the expression "pound sand"?).A good kiteboarder is cool to watch but it's a pretty dangerous hobby even without the hurricane weather.
If I was his mother-- and I wouldnt care if he's a 50 year old man-- if my son pulled a stunt like that I'd be smacking the back of his head every time I saw him for at least year. And then probably annually at every Thanksgiving family dinner after that. And it wouldn't be just one smack. It would be a smack on every emphasized word of "what-the-fark-were-you-thinking-you-little-punk-I-didn't-go-thru-18-hours-of-labor-for-this-kind-of-crap!"
What kind of fumduck goes kitesurfing in that weather anyway?
I really am sorry to hear that he's in critical condition, but... what an idiot. Dude, it's a hurricane!
Yep. The Darwin Awards are heating up this year...
Seriously, what was he thinking?? "Cool- a hurricane! Quick, where's my kite?" should be the motto for this year's Darwin Award.I really feel sorry for this guy's family and friends, but he totally brought it upon himself.
What a dumbass. And then paramedics had to go out in that storm to save his dumbass.