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Kitesurfing Teen Smashed into Cliff Dies Two Days after Graduation

There are 7 comments on the KOLO-TV Reno story from Jun 17, 2007, titled Kitesurfing Teen Smashed into Cliff Dies Two Days after Graduation. In it, KOLO-TV Reno reports that:

Friends and family are mourning a kitesurfing Los Altos teen who was smashed into a cliff by strong winds just two days after graduation. via KOLO-TV Reno

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No Strings

Finland

#1 Jun 20, 2007
Kiteboarding SUCKS !!!!!!
the right thing is to just ban this ridiculous "sport" already....every beach should be off limits from now on, the kiters can go find their rollerblades and get back to what they were doing best in the first place.....hopping around on land.....on second thought, keep kiting !! your days are numbered and you will die or get seriously injured....what a joke....this kid had hid whole life in front of him....
VBKITER

Chesapeake, VA

#2 Jul 14, 2007
I sorry this happened but to ban kiteboarding is just retarded. Then you should also want to ban helicopters, planes, cars, motorcylces etc. If you don't get trained for any of these then death can happen very quickly. Would you try and fly a plane without knowing how just because your friend is a pilot. I just wasted 2 minutes of my time typing this. Go do something useful like help someone launch/land their kite.
Alexis

Myrtle Beach, SC

#3 Sep 18, 2007
this is such a tradgedy. but to ban kiteboarding?! yeahh right, its not gunna happen. apperently the poor kid made a mistake. everybody does, and it sadly took his life...but you shouldnt be on the beach with a kite if you dont know what your doing.point blank.
chicago

Chicago, IL

#4 Sep 19, 2007
No Strings wrote:
Kiteboarding SUCKS !!!!!!
the right thing is to just ban this ridiculous "sport" already....every beach should be off limits from now on, the kiters can go find their rollerblades and get back to what they were doing best in the first place.....hopping around on land.....on second thought, keep kiting !! your days are numbered and you will die or get seriously injured....what a joke....this kid had hid whole life in front of him....
you suck, you freaking hater...go bash something else you think you know something about. oh, and stick to commenting on your own people from your own continent.
chicago

Chicago, IL

#5 Sep 19, 2007
you suck, you freaking hater...go bash something else you think you know something about. oh, and stick to commenting on your own people from your own continent.
kite surfer

Orlando, FL

#6 Sep 20, 2007
No Strings wrote:
Kiteboarding SUCKS !!!!!!
the right thing is to just ban this ridiculous "sport" already....every beach should be off limits from now on, the kiters can go find their rollerblades and get back to what they were doing best in the first place.....hopping around on land.....on second thought, keep kiting !! your days are numbered and you will die or get seriously injured....what a joke....this kid had hid whole life in front of him....
uh dont kite surf near a cliff, duh! open water and at least 500ft from anything or anyone. same with jet ski, but people always like to show off infront of others and it is not worth it.
SuperDefFred

Geneve, Switzerland

#7 Sep 20, 2008
I don't think anybody particularly cares if kiteboarders kill themselves: it comes with the territory. People do care if kiting morons hurt other people on the beach, which is a likely occurence given the overwhelming power and fickle nature of wind. The logical thing to do, then, is require that kiteboarders take out insurance which would cover injury to third parties. Would it be expensive? You bet. But hey, if you want to play, you gotta pay.

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