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  • dundee@cytanet.com.cy
    Hiya Hung Searched yr report for a link to see what this miracle product looks like, but no joy - can yu send me a link, or photo?? This sounds just what I
    Message 1 of 8 , Jun 20, 2006
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      Hiya Hung
      Searched yr report for a link to see what this miracle
      product looks like, but no joy - can yu send me a link, or
      photo?? This sounds just what I need for after work kiting
      when the beach preperation happens at high speed and yes,
      those line mix-ups do still ocurr.
      Cheers
      Gary (Cyprus)

      ----- Original Message Follows -----
      From: hungvu2000@...
      To: kitesurf@yahoogroups.com, ksurfschool@yahoogroups.com,
      cankitesurf@yahoogroups.com
      Subject: [ksurf] Water launching kites
      Date: Sun, 18 Jun 2006 12:26:55 -0400
      > I have been playing with the mini Turbo Launcher
      > extensively in the last week and found that it is a very
      > interesting device.
      >
      > It takes some practice to know how to use the device well;
      > however, once you know how to use it, it is definitely a
      > "must have" for all kiters in any one of the following
      > situations:
      > - No place on land to set up the kite
      > - No place on land to launch the kite
      > - The beach is too crowded
      > - You don't want to launch the kite on land to reduce
      > risk of accident
      >
      > We used it extensively, successfully in shallow water but
      > deep water (without waves or shore breaks) should work as
      > well. For waves or shore breaks, if possible, swim past
      > them into deeper water. We haven't tried, but personally
      > don't think the device would work in big waves and shore
      > breaks that you can't swim past it.
      >
      > The device make water launching looks very "professional"
      > and tangle free if done correctly.
      >
      > It takes lots of practice to use the device well (have I
      > mentioned this before?) so make sure you give it at least
      > 5 tries before judging it (or take a lesson with the
      > school that uses it)
      >
      > This device will open up lots of launching spots currently
      > not available for kiting (even spots that are not
      > accessing for windsurfing - due to the heavy load of
      > carrying windsurfing equipment around).
      >
      > Launching from the boat (for kitesurfing) should be
      > simple.
      >
      > Launching the kite for kiteboating should be fine (flat
      > LEI kite with reverse launching capability is preferred).
      >
      > I have order a whole bunch of them to give out to each
      > student free of charge as a part of the lesson and would
      > recommend all kiters to get 1. You will never know how
      > many kiting spots you will be able to ride with this
      > device...
      >
      > Launching on land at crowded spots will likely be a thing
      > of the past with this device... Land based accident due
      > to launching will likely be drastically reduced...
      >
      > P.S., The other bonuses are that if you are in a rush to
      > go kiting (let's say after work), you can preload the
      > lines on the Turbo Launcher the day before and can save
      > the standard 10 minutes sorting out the line and also can
      > safety check your line connections to the kite easily.
      >
      > Hung.
      >
      >
    • hungvu2000@rogers.com
      http://kitelauncher.com Hung. ... [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
      Message 2 of 8 , Jun 20, 2006
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        http://kitelauncher.com

        Hung.

        dundee@... wrote:

        >Hiya Hung
        >Searched yr report for a link to see what this miracle
        >product looks like, but no joy - can yu send me a link, or
        >photo?? This sounds just what I need for after work kiting
        >when the beach preperation happens at high speed and yes,
        >those line mix-ups do still ocurr.
        >Cheers
        >Gary (Cyprus)
        >
        >----- Original Message Follows -----
        >From: hungvu2000@...
        >To: kitesurf@yahoogroups.com, ksurfschool@yahoogroups.com,
        >cankitesurf@yahoogroups.com
        >Subject: [ksurf] Water launching kites
        >Date: Sun, 18 Jun 2006 12:26:55 -0400
        >
        >
        >>I have been playing with the mini Turbo Launcher
        >>extensively in the last week and found that it is a very
        >>interesting device.
        >>
        >>It takes some practice to know how to use the device well;
        >>however, once you know how to use it, it is definitely a
        >>"must have" for all kiters in any one of the following
        >>situations:
        >> - No place on land to set up the kite
        >> - No place on land to launch the kite
        >> - The beach is too crowded
        >> - You don't want to launch the kite on land to reduce
        >>risk of accident
        >>
        >>We used it extensively, successfully in shallow water but
        >>deep water (without waves or shore breaks) should work as
        >>well. For waves or shore breaks, if possible, swim past
        >>them into deeper water. We haven't tried, but personally
        >>don't think the device would work in big waves and shore
        >>breaks that you can't swim past it.
        >>
        >>The device make water launching looks very "professional"
        >>and tangle free if done correctly.
        >>
        >>It takes lots of practice to use the device well (have I
        >>mentioned this before?) so make sure you give it at least
        >>5 tries before judging it (or take a lesson with the
        >>school that uses it)
        >>
        >>This device will open up lots of launching spots currently
        >>not available for kiting (even spots that are not
        >>accessing for windsurfing - due to the heavy load of
        >>carrying windsurfing equipment around).
        >>
        >>Launching from the boat (for kitesurfing) should be
        >>simple.
        >>
        >>Launching the kite for kiteboating should be fine (flat
        >>LEI kite with reverse launching capability is preferred).
        >>
        >>I have order a whole bunch of them to give out to each
        >>student free of charge as a part of the lesson and would
        >>recommend all kiters to get 1. You will never know how
        >>many kiting spots you will be able to ride with this
        >>device...
        >>
        >>Launching on land at crowded spots will likely be a thing
        >>of the past with this device... Land based accident due
        >>to launching will likely be drastically reduced...
        >>
        >>P.S., The other bonuses are that if you are in a rush to
        >>go kiting (let's say after work), you can preload the
        >>lines on the Turbo Launcher the day before and can save
        >>the standard 10 minutes sorting out the line and also can
        >>safety check your line connections to the kite easily.
        >>
        >>Hung.
        >>
        >>
        >>
        >>
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