This video shows how to perform a full pack down self-rescue.

AKS recommends using this technique ONLY in rare scenarios including, when you are far from the shore AND:

-The leading edge has had a puncture and is completelty deflated

-OR, the wind has turned off-shore

-OR , the Wind has completely stopped

In such rare scenarios usually the kiteboarder ends up getting rescued by another kiteboarder or by a boat.

Keep in mind that deflating the leading edge greatly reduces the visibility from a potential rescue party and therefore should only be done as a last resort.

-In most of these cases you would also decide to do a full pack down self-rescue because you are also far from the shore.

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