30260Re: [ksurf] Re: Reel bars and launching Big kites
- May 1, 2001<mdelliott@...> wrote:
> Mel, do you use your reel? I would think you wouldnt bother withI don't use it. When I bought it I didn't realize reeling in requires
> your sand beaches(assuming) and experience, at the cost of sheeting
flying the kite overhead, which is impossible here, due to the gustiness
(yes, it is SO gusty it is actually impossible). I'd planned to build a
sheeting system (& I have an idea I'm pretty sure would work) but now
there's no point. My main goal was to be able to shorten the lines for
quicker kite handling, while still being able to let them back out again
when the wind drops, to regain low end range. Landing solo* IS a real pain
here, because it's so gusty, but I've become pretty good at landing nose
down in front of a bit of white water.
*the broad wind range AND lower riding effort of MelMods with bungie harness
lines means everybody else is nearly always long gone by the time I'm
> Did you get your big blue floaty looking things with that lastI did not get them.
> mod? Was
> pleased to hear they were providing free.
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