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Since 09 Oct 2008
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PostFri Jan 12, 18 7:16 am     Reply with quote

The kiting ban in Chicago is not due to the proximity of the skyscrapers. It is due to the idiocy of some of the first kiters in the city, years ago. Over time, with much effort and self-policing, ONE beach within the city of Chicago can “now” be legally kited.

Kiting is banned at all other beaches within the city of Chicago. This is actually a very good ban in my opinion. It limits the interaction between kiters and beach-goers, and prevents inevitable accidents to those NOT kiting. Kiting is a dangerous sport to bystanders, and in public places it requires regulation and the resulting prospect of a ban. Without that prospect there would be relatively little self-policing by local kiters.

Kudos to those trying to limit bans and attempting to maintain kiteboarding access in all instances. But if a ban is proposed due to safety factors caused by kiters at a specific spot, then it’s time for some reflective thinking within that local kiting community.

Happy Kiting!
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