70059Re: [ksurf] Water launching kites
- Jun 20, 2006http://kitelauncher.com
>Hiya Hung[Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
>Searched yr report for a link to see what this miracle
>product looks like, but no joy - can yu send me a link, or
>photo?? This sounds just what I need for after work kiting
>when the beach preperation happens at high speed and yes,
>those line mix-ups do still ocurr.
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>To: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com,
>Subject: [ksurf] Water launching kites
>Date: Sun, 18 Jun 2006 12:26:55 -0400
>>I have been playing with the mini Turbo Launcher
>>extensively in the last week and found that it is a very
>>It takes some practice to know how to use the device well;
>>however, once you know how to use it, it is definitely a
>>"must have" for all kiters in any one of the following
>> - No place on land to set up the kite
>> - No place on land to launch the kite
>> - The beach is too crowded
>> - You don't want to launch the kite on land to reduce
>>risk of accident
>>We used it extensively, successfully in shallow water but
>>deep water (without waves or shore breaks) should work as
>>well. For waves or shore breaks, if possible, swim past
>>them into deeper water. We haven't tried, but personally
>>don't think the device would work in big waves and shore
>>breaks that you can't swim past it.
>>The device make water launching looks very "professional"
>>and tangle free if done correctly.
>>It takes lots of practice to use the device well (have I
>>mentioned this before?) so make sure you give it at least
>>5 tries before judging it (or take a lesson with the
>>school that uses it)
>>This device will open up lots of launching spots currently
>>not available for kiting (even spots that are not
>>accessing for windsurfing - due to the heavy load of
>>carrying windsurfing equipment around).
>>Launching from the boat (for kitesurfing) should be
>>Launching the kite for kiteboating should be fine (flat
>>LEI kite with reverse launching capability is preferred).
>>I have order a whole bunch of them to give out to each
>>student free of charge as a part of the lesson and would
>>recommend all kiters to get 1. You will never know how
>>many kiting spots you will be able to ride with this
>>Launching on land at crowded spots will likely be a thing
>>of the past with this device... Land based accident due
>>to launching will likely be drastically reduced...
>>P.S., The other bonuses are that if you are in a rush to
>>go kiting (let's say after work), you can preload the
>>lines on the Turbo Launcher the day before and can save
>>the standard 10 minutes sorting out the line and also can
>>safety check your line connections to the kite easily.
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