38359Re: [ksurf] Re: Arc and Quadrifoil bar
- Sep 5, 2001<thorpes@...> wrote:
> I definitely HAVEOnce again, better to hover low (away from land in this case!), then you
> used the leash shackle a couple of times ... A second time when I
> started getting tea-bagged in suddenly overpowered conditions - in
> about 1 ft of water! After two lucky landings I decided that pulling
> leash shackle was a good idea.
just get dragged instead of lifted. I launch inflatables in thigh deep
water, & if I get lifted I fly the kite out, so I land planing on the water,
instead of a hard surface (like shallow water).
> As far as the total release shackle ...Oh yeah! Thanks. I hadn't thought about that in a while, even though I try
> getting completely tangled in someone elses kite ...
to remember to use that as an example of why to use a leash (for those who
think they don't need it just because THEY have good skills).
> if you don't ride permenaentlyI guess, but in order to be equally safe, you'd still need a trim loop
> attached to the kite you don't need a total-release shackle.
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