During towed flight, particularly when the angle between the tow line jand the kite reaches,
large values, kites can be exposed to very high load situations, sufficient tp result in structural
failure. A commonly used device which exerts forces to hold the kite at a lower angle with respect
to the tow line, is the climb restricting 'V bridle. Such a device was not used on this occasion.
Recommended practice is for boat driver activities to be confined to steering while the observer is
provided with a throttle control in a position which permits the Berson to face rearwards and be able
to also operate the tow release. Should the observer detect a hazardous tow situation is developing
he is able to assist by carefully reducing boat speed. The observer did not have access to a throttle
control on this occasion.