Re: [ksurf] Relaunching a waroo.
- In a message dated 9/2/2006 1:58:32 P.M. US Mountain Standard Time,
I had a great sesion recently on a warro.
But recently when I tried to boat launch and relaunch it was not so easy in
about 12mph wind. What gives? What was I doing wrong. I am used to the ease
of flysurfers and 5 line kites.
The larger Waroos ( 12 and up) dont water launch as advertised, I tried all
the methods posted and then discovered that with my bar setup so that I can "
overpower" or back the kite down when flying overhead by pulling the bar all
the way in, ( I ride normally with the strap 1/3 depowered) I can relaunch or
selflaunch with the kite leading edge down in low winds by releasing the
depower strap to full power and pull the bar all the way back then rock the kite
left and right a couple times until the tip comes all the way up, then its a
matter of easing out the bar carefully to fly it off the water, this method
works everytime once you get a feel for it and also seems to work well on my
Turbo Diesel.at first you may end up dropping the kite on the trailing edge
after the tip comes up due to not easing out the bar soon enough, if that
happens just pull one brake line in until the kite turns around and start over.
I never ask for a launch or landing anymore as this is so easy. To self land
simply fly the kite to the edge of the window a couple feet off the ground ,
sheet out and give a pull on the upper front line to swing the kite into the
wind as it falls.
As the wind increases simply pulling the bar back and turning the bar in
one direction will relaunch the kite , this advice is contrary to the advice of
all the "experts" but it does work well.
The other thing which is very important to the reluanch and flying
performance of Waroos is proper inflation, due to the small diameter front tube the
kite needs more air pressure than a C-kite, I have found 8psi to be optimum.
Hope this helps.
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