- Thanks guys.
I did not realize the helicopter effect you mentioned. I am lucky
enough to launch and land with a large beach area. With the rear
leash system in high winds - the kite does helicopter after I land
I thought the rear v front leash system changes might have been
based on patent issues - not advances in launch / landing abilities
but I was incorrect.
- Hey Dave,
I was landing to the right with the leash on my left line for a while
without mishap. A good tug and the kit spun around nose down, very
neat, as you say, until... Luckily light wind, but the kite did not
depower properly due to lines getting snagged up at the kite (right
side front line snagged on a left side pigtail, then the kite flipped
backwards into the middle of the window and climbed back to 10-15m
before propellering). It all happened very slowly due to the lack of
wind, and I had room to run at the kite until it dropped, but it it'd
been blowing it could've been untidy. The chances of having a
similar mishap must be extremely remote, and maybe if it'd been windy
it would've just pulled the snagged line clear immediately. It was
probably lack of technique too!
--- In kitesurf@y..., "vide72au" <vide72au@y...> wrote:
> you can self land neatly on the beach with the front line leash.
Give the safety
> a good hard pull as the kite goes down, and it will spin to land
> Works for me on 10m, 14m, and 20m X2's in any wind that is possible
> kitesurf in.
> Just make sure you land the kite to the opposite side that your
> connected so you can spin the kite around to land leading edge into
> > > I use a bar that has the leash attached to the outside lines -
> > > wrist. I do not like the idea of shackle riding - not for me.
> > >
> > > Some manufacturers have gone to leashes attached to the FRONT
> > > running near the chicken loop. What is the advantages to
> > > setup? ...
> > >...Anyone that has used the frontline and rearline setup and can
> > > insight would be appreciated.
> > >
> > > Skip