We have on all JOJO kites the brake line guided through the bar's center
hole (or pulley) with stopper knot on the brake line leader - position of
this knot is set so kites go down without "funny moves" or tumbling .. With
line guided through the center you can simply let go the bar and kite will
still come down in controlled manner. I don't know how the brake bridles
are trimmed and positioned on other kites but you should be able to launch
and land foils without any assistance and in any position within wind
window - that's one huge advantage of good foil design ( inflatables don't
have brake bridles for stalling) ... I'm not sure if this apply to all foils
but it works flawlessly on both WET and RAGE foils.
list.com]On Behalf Of Lenik Terenin
Sent: Monday, August 06, 2001 6:32 PM
Subject: [ksurfschool] Still struggling to land the foil unassisted.....
>I have never tried bringing the kite down through the powerzone
>relying on the brake. It seems hazardous with a 7M F-one kite in 16-
>20 mph winds. Has anyone had the brake line snap while just locked
Not afraid of brake snaps, but leashed kite sometimes turns in the air
and wants to launch backwards (good thing when dropped on the water,
but not while trying to land it). And sometimes it just hovers at something
like several meters up, doing funny moves and generating quite a pull,
and single leash line does not allow to control it well enough.
Do I miss something in my setup or kite control skills and every kite
shall go down evenly and without turning/tumbling when on the leash?
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