Re: [ksurf] Waterfoil (relaunchable foil) landing and keeping down
- wouldn't it bepossible to roll one of the lines up on the bar. just a thougt that I will try next time I go flying.
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From: "Ian Young" <IanYoung@...>
Sent: Monday, May 01, 2000 3:26 AM
Subject: Re: [ksurf] Waterfoil (relaunchable foil) landing and keeping down
> > Anyone have some good tips/tricks for landing relaunchable foil
> > kites?
> I often fly my foils to the edge of the wind window slightly upwind of an
> obstacle such as a pole, a rubbish bin or a small tree and gently wrap around
> the obstacle - works well for me as we have many rubbish bins up and down our
> Another technique I use is to fly the kite aggressively (ie heaps of airspeed)
> into the lee of a sand dune, hill, small building, etc.
> My least preferred technique is to fly to the edge of the wind window and keep
> tension on the bottom power & brake lines (or both brake lines if you can) as
> you walk toward the kite (ie walk hand-over-hand) but as soon as you relieve
> tension on the top line the kite will roll to a downwind position - not much
> tension on the lines but it does tend to tangle them a bit.
> Ian Young
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