Solo sled landing
- Folks on the list are probably already doing this but I have been using a
different solo landing method for my AR5's lately. It seems to work well in
low to moderate wind, I haven't tried it in strong wind yet. You fly the
kite down to a few feet off the beach to the edge of the wind window. You
then rapidly pivot the kite on to the leading edge on the sand. Grab the two
lines that are on the windward side of the kite and pull or run several feet,
depending on the wind speed, to pivot the leading edge while resting on the
sand into the wind. If the kite relaunches initially you just repeat the
process until it stays put.
- There is photo on the wipika website of someone surfing with a high aspect
wipika. (section 'photographs of Dominican Republic') Does anybody know
more about this ? Are they making an AR5 series too ?