Launching an arc on the edge of the wind by the standard tip method
not only is easy
it is one of the first thing we teach people who purchase
Arcs,without doubt it is far
safer than a downwind launch particularly with a 1120 in wind
exceeding 15 or 16
First step- is to make sure that the kite is at least three-quarters
inflated this way it will
not drift back to the centre of the wind window.
Second step- Fold the tip over and place enough sand on top as per
the method used
with an inflatable kite, also place hands full of sand along the
trailing edge all the way
to the wing tip that is laid out downwind.
Third step- lay your lines out so that you will be launching of the
edge of the wind
connect your flying lines and you should be ready to launch.
The main thing is to make sure that the leading edge line that is
most downwind is the
first line to pull on the kite and also this line must pull across
the top of the kite so it
will lift off the ground . sheet in just enough so the kite will not
collapse but do not
sheet in all the way making the kite drift backwards into the centre
of the wind .
All of the arcs we supply are on a Peter Lynn standard bar with
chicken loop only,
there is no need for a power strap or cleat system if you have the
right length chicken
Arcs fly predominantly of the leading edge lines so once the trailing
edge lines have
slack a power strap has no benefits.
We have stocks of 630,840,1120 and 1410 Arcs
leading edge kite company