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Re: [ksurf] Now, that is depowering!

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  • mikefr@swbell.net
    letting go of the bar is not as easy as it sounds. I think people who are convinced you can do this probably have never been utterly snatched by a gust. By
    Message 1 of 1 , Feb 15, 2007
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      "letting go of the bar" is not as easy as it sounds.  I think people who are convinced you can do this probably have never been utterly snatched by a gust.  By the time you think, it's done. 
      ----- Original Message -----
      From: Hung Vu
      Sent: Thursday, February 15, 2007 4:38 PM
      Subject: [ksurf] Now, that is depowering!

      I went out in a blizzard today with the Waroo 5m.

      Made a jump, crashed and when I looked for the kite, it was straight
      down wind and started climbing up across the power zone.  I quickly let
      go of the bar and expected the kite to pull me somewhat.  Nothing! The
      kite just sort of "moved" across the power zone and barely pulled me
      even 1 inch.

      Now that is depowering and I assumed all other flat kites, SLE, bow,
      etc. are similar.

      With such depowering capacity I would assume that once one learns how to
      "let go of the bar",  accident would be drastically reduced?

      Hung.



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