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Re: [ksurf] Re: Self-land the flat kite alone

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  • hungvu2000@rogers.com
    You can use similar technique (pull couple meters on either the upper back or front line); however, it s harder and the kite may flip over once or twice before
    Message 1 of 3 , Jul 30, 2006
      You can use similar technique (pull couple meters on either the upper
      back or front line); however, it's harder and the kite may flip over
      once or twice before setlling down.

      Hung.

      Benjamin wrote:

      >Hello Hung,
      >
      >Thanks for your advice. A litle question. How can you land C-kites
      >with just 4 lines. I have a CO2 with Recron 2. Is there any trick?
      >
      >Cheers,
      >
      >Benjamin
      >
      >--- In kitesurf@yahoogroups.com, hungvu2000@... wrote:
      >
      >
      >>I have been showing the students this self-land the Waroo alone
      >>
      >>
      >technique:
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      >
      >>
      >> 1- Bring the kite to the edge of the wind window
      >> 2- Let go of the bar, grab the center leader line and walk
      >>
      >>
      >closer to
      >
      >
      >>the kite (or pull the kite closer to you)
      >> 4- Pull 1 or 2 m of the upper front line and hold it
      >>
      >>The kite will fall face down to the ground in the same position as
      >>
      >>
      >you
      >
      >
      >>normally put it on the ground. Once the kite is landed and stays
      >>securely on the ground, you may want rolling the 4 lines on to the
      >>
      >>
      >bar
      >
      >
      >>until you reach the kite so you don't leave the lines dangling on
      >>
      >>
      >the
      >
      >
      >>ground (last year I got major line abrassion on my legs due to
      >>
      >>
      >stray
      >
      >
      >>kites and dangling lines on the ground)
      >>
      >>This can be done in very strong wind too.
      >>
      >>I haven't tried extensively but this method should work similarly
      >>
      >>
      >with
      >
      >
      >>the One and other flat kites (any kite with a front bridle on the
      >>leading edge) just make sure you set up the stopper ball on the bar
      >>appropriately such that the kite will not collapse totally when you
      >>release the bar (no need to do so with the Waroo) and keep tumbling
      >>
      >>
      >around.
      >
      >
      >>P.S., If you are in shallow water, walk upwind of the kite and then
      >>
      >>
      >hold
      >
      >
      >>both front lines (chickenloop) evenly. Now you can start rolling
      >>
      >>
      >the 2
      >
      >
      >>front lines a couple of rolls on the bar (or Turbo Launcher) before
      >>rolling the whole 4 lines in until you reach the kite (the kite
      >>
      >>
      >should
      >
      >
      >>stay in the non-pulling position until you can grab the leading
      >>
      >>
      >edge).
      >
      >
      >>I will try this more extensively so see if any problem or
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      >>
      >correction
      >
      >
      >>needed for this water landing scheme. With the flat kites and the
      >>
      >>
      >Turbo
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      >
      >>Launcher, kiters can launch and land the kite alone in shallow
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      >>
      >water
      >
      >
      >>safely. This would eliminate all land-based accidents in such
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      >>
      >cases.
      >
      >
      >>Hung.
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