Originally Posted by jyasaki
Yeah. Never happens in hard boats, does it?
Occasionly, but usually in either racing, or pretty high speed situations.
When you're sat 'in' a decent hardboat, it aint easy to get slung out, as you're pretty well contained within the cockpit. It has to be a very violent hook, or near roll to get ejected, usually it happens to be stepped race, or high perf hard boats that eject the occupants at high speed because they have a tendency to step out, then grip (like a 'high-side' on a motorcycle), but again, usually in a situation where a very high speed turn is being taken.
However, with most of the blow up botes, you're very much 'on', rather than 'in' the boat. this has been covered on here before. it's rather logical really, they're fundementally unsafe for high speed work. (you wouldn't get me in a quick one unless it had a proper cockpit). I reckon it should be law to wear a kill cord if you choose to use such a dangerous bote....very irresponsible!