Auszug aus Yahoo / Gerichtsurteil:
For those who don"t seem to care enough about others to wear a kite leash, maybe you will be motivated to hang on to your own freedom, money and possessions. In a US court of law, not wearing a kite leash is flat out gross negligence. The kite manufacturer provides a means to safely depower the kite in an emergency situation, but you removed it, or are not wearing it? That equals gross negligence, and you will be liable monetarily for damages, and medical bills. Worse yet you could even be convicted of manslaughter if you kill someone with your kite as a result of not wearing the provided kite leash. A manslaughter conviction could mean years in jail. Think about it. If you use the kite manufacturers leash system, and it fails even though you have taken proper care of it, then responsibility is on the manufacturer not you. Sometimes people just don"t realize the consequences involved for not taking care of others. Thinking it can"t happen to you is a sure sign of immaturity. Even the best kiteboarders can have a laps in judgement, or equipment failure. The life you save may be your own!
Im Klartext: Wer Sicherheitseinrichtungen abbaut oder nicht benutzt, ist verantwortlich für die Folgen, und verliert jeglichen Versicherungsschutz. Was das bei einer ähnlichen Rechtsauslegung hier in Deutschland für den betreffenden Kiter bedeutet, kann sich jeder vorstellen:
SAFETY RULES! Alles andere ist nicht stylish sondern schlicht verantwortungslos!