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You haven't flown your kite in a while and it feels weird. Turn your kite sharply and sheet out. Does the wing tip fold? You're bladder has a leak and it is best to return to shore.
3-30 minutes in cold water can impair your motor skills such as the ability to use your hands for self rescuing and to swim. Practice floating in the HELP (heat escape lessening position) at least one time so you are more prepared.
"When is it safe for me to go out alone?" By the time you can body-surf upwind with the board in your hand and can self-rescue, you should be able to keep yourself out of trouble.
If I had to guess one reason why someone can't do one trick or another, it is this: the kite was brought up too high (12 o'clock). Glance at your kite during the trick to confirm it's not somewhere overhead.
Are you having difficulty keeping the kite steady while you put your board on. Who says that it needs to be flying? Place your kite on the water, let go of the bar and then put the board on your feet.
The first reason to not attach your kite leash to your board during a self-rescue is that if the kite does power up, the lines can slide through your hands and when the burning forces you to let go, you'll lose your kite, board and bar. $$$
Your kite is made of polyester, "Dacron," and does not float. In an emergency when your kite has completely deflated, you can still use it to trap air to create a makeshift floatation device.
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