69529Re: [ksurf] Re: w/2005punchout bar:how to flip kite when LE down?
- Aug 1, 2005Disagree Chris.
Detaching from the bar can lead to all types of line tangles and a difficult
Just have your LE pumped enough and swim at the kite hard with the bar STILL
attached to your harness.
I kite exclusively in the surf and have no trouble relaunching most of the
----- Original Message -----
From: "Chris Glazier" <cglazier@...>
Sent: Monday, August 01, 2005 2:23 PM
Subject: [ksurf] Re: w/2005punchout bar:how to flip kite when LE down?
> Hi Daniel
> I don't know about the punchout bar specifically. But generally it is
> much easier to ge the kite to flip on its back if you unhook as you
> swim hard toward the kite. Be sure to let the lines go slack or the
> kite will not roll on its back.
> When it rolls onto its back, immediately hook into your chicken loop.
> Then as you pull on one back line to get the kite to drift over to one
> side, you will be ready for it to relaunch.
> If it relaunches while you are not hooked in, you will have one or two
> chances to bring the bar in close and hook in ..before your strength
> gives out. If you are still not hooked in and have not much strength
> left, quickly grab the chicken loop with one hand and then the other
> (letting go of the bar). You can then usually pull the chicken loop
> down to your hook using both hands. Then of course reach up and grab
> the bar again.
> Chris Glazier
> --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "dan9871" <dan9871@y...> wrote:
>> I have your punchout 2005 bar on my 4line kite. when
>> the kite crashes LE down, when i swim towards the
>> kite,the lines remain taut (tight) since i'm still
>> hooked in (spinning leash is on too). i think the
>> lines need slack in them for the kite to roll over
>> downwind but it's now possible. am i suppose to unhook
>> (thus spinning leash is not on) and swim with the bar
>> in my hand towards the kite (thus lines will get some
>> slack) ? if so, i run the risk that the kite will
>> launch and my arm strength must be able NOT to let go
>> of the bar or i will lose the kite.
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