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Re: [ksurf] Waterfoil (relaunchable foil) landing and keeping down

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  • Thorbjørn Brøndum
    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. -thorbjørn ... From: Ian Young
    Message 1 of 8 , May 1, 2000
      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.

      -thorbjørn

      ----- Original Message -----
      From: "Ian Young" <IanYoung@...>
      To: <kitesurf@egroups.com>
      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
      > beaches.
      >
      > 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.
      >
      > Cheers,
      > Ian Young
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