SV: [ksurf] MelMod Help!
- Please tel me what is "MelMod"?
Claes Meijer/ Sweden
Från: kennyfarnsworth@... [mailto:kennyfarnsworth@...]
Skickat: den 2 augusti 2000 14:27
Ämne: Re: [ksurf] MelMod Help!
Yes, I was referring to the leading edge when I said "belly." The superman
glide alone works fine for smaller kites or even with big kites if there is
lot of wind. With my 15.5 I usually have to swim backwards, lunge the bar
backwards over my head and then swim as fast as possible towards the kite
with my arms outstreched. When I tried this yesterday with the MelMod I
could not get the kite to fall backwards off the leading edge. I believe
when you say that you have to detension the lines plenty when you are
in 6 knots on your 7.5 (that is cool that you can use a 7.5 in such light
conditions). However, the 15.5 is a much bigger kite (29 feet long). I
have to do some more experimenting with the 15.5. I am sure that the MelMod
will be awesome for my smaller kites. What I really liked about the MelMod
was the instantaneous sheeting. I have never felt so in control of the
<< << I could not detension the lines enough to get
the kite off of its belly. Do you have any suggestions? Have you tried
MelMod with a kite this large? I can see how it would work perfectly with
your 7.5 since you do not have to detension the lines nearly as much on a
smaller kite to relaunch the kite. >>
Do you mean "off its leading edge"? Just like any other system, first try
the "Superman" glide. Then try pulling in on the center leader &
then try even pulling in some of the flying lines (easy if the wind is
enough to require that). I have only used it with the only kite I need for
the 10-25 knots we get around here (7.5). I've had to detension the lines
PLENTY to get it to roll back in 6 knots.
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