Hello Simon Cooper,
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Try and team up with someone never go alone , a waist harness is easy to buy but not for beginners I've seen converted clibing harnesses used with a waist harness but that's for some guys I know how love there hang time , if you fly a 4 line power kite on a bar you can get a strop that has a quick realise in it , once you have your set up practice realising your quick release without the kite attached ok it may look silly but it's that good old safety first and practice that could save a lot of pain , about two years ago I was bugging with a two meter kite and still I broke 3 ribs due to Mother Nature and notsomething silly I had done , in that same year I know of 3 very experienced buggy racers that broke there backs all thankfully have and are still recovering well and that was not while there where racing