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69529Re: [ksurf] Re: w/2005punchout bar:how to flip kite when LE down?

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  • loco4olas
    Aug 1, 2005
      Disagree Chris.

      Detaching from the bar can lead to all types of line tangles and a difficult
      relaunch.

      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
      time.

      Loco

      ----- Original Message -----
      From: "Chris Glazier" <cglazier@...>
      To: <kitesurf@yahoogroups.com>
      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 kitesurf@yahoogroups.com, "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.
      >>
      >> Thanks
      >> Daniel.
      >
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