Lot's more wind = Lot's more power. Or a bigger kite. You need to feel
like there is TOO MUCH WIND because there usually isn't once you get
out on the water. Then you won't have any trouble getting up on plane.
Remaining at sea level maybe... Using just the chicken loop is best for
JUST GO FOR IT!
Then again, I'm the guy with the busted bones. hehe.
This question applies to water start and normal flying...
I use a Naish bar with chicken hook and harness line. I often dive the
kite [in the chicken loop only] unhooked from the harness loop put with
hand pressure on the bar. Even if I start the dive with a turn
backwards, it seems that the kite ends up too close the wind window
edge and with not much initial power. On the plus side, it seems to
put me in a setup that I go upwind, but not superfast.
- diving in both harness loop and chicken loop
- slight backward move before diving
Any thoughts to get me more on a plane and more power?
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