Dificulty getting the Naish kite in the air
- View SourceHello to all,
I have a Naish 3.5 AR 7m. I have been out on 15 knot
winds and the kite flys perfectly. However I have a
hard time getting off the water.
It seems that the only way to get it up is to pull it
to one end of the wind window and have it cross to the
other side while on the water, but sometimes even then
the kite doesn�t always get off the water.
I�m flying with 30m lines.
Any advice anyone?
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- View SourceI have a 2 line Naish ar3.5 9.0 and I have good luck with launching
it on the water. I actually prefer to launch it on the water when I
don't have a partner to hold it. That way I don't rip it on the sand
if it drags around before launching.
You definitely have to let it get all the way to the edge of the
window. You'll know you're there when you have the bar vertical and
you pull a little on the up line and it the kite doesn't fall to the
left or right but remains vertical.
Another thing you can do to get it going is not to pull, but to give.
That is, swim forward or let the kite drag you a bit until it turns
over so the leading edge is facing you with the end of the kite you
are going to pull on pointing up. That's when I pull on the up line
and it moves swiftly to the edge where it lifts. Sometimes the kite
needs a little momentum to lift out of the water, swim or jump
forward with it in this case.
Once the kite is in the air you can pump the bar left-right-left-
right......It's ok to send it across the window to get some lift, but
you'll get dragged hard if its windy. Try to lift it all the way up
in the neutral side you launched from by pumping it. The key is to
keep the kite moving in quick back and forths within that side until
it moves to the top.
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, Paul Coutinho <fllysurfer@y...> wrote:
> Hello to all,
> I have a Naish 3.5 AR 7m. I have been out on 15 knot
> winds and the kite flys perfectly. However I have a
> hard time getting off the water.
> It seems that the only way to get it up is to pull it
> to one end of the wind window and have it cross to the
> other side while on the water, but sometimes even then
> the kite doesn´t always get off the water.
> I´m flying with 30m lines.
> Any advice anyone?
> Do You Yahoo!?
> Yahoo! Mail - Free email you can access from anywhere!