I am not exactly sure (yet) how this works, but I did meet a guy a few
days ago who had retrofitted his 15.5 with an extra line that
connected to the middle battens. This line hung loose in flight, but
when the kite was laying LE down on the sand, he was able to back it
up off the ground, and relaunch it. However, it wasnt as smooth as
the Wipika setup, and I only saw him launch it 'backwards' 2 times out
of about 10 tries. But its worth a try/though.
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> AND the backwards
> > relaunching off the water IS the way to go!
> Now that you've seen the backward relaunching, do you think it could
> retro fitted to my Wipika 16m?
> Can you explain what it looks like and how it works? The web sites
> pull the back lines when down, and it pulls the trailing edge. How
can it do
> that when the back lines are tied to those pigtails.