2854Re: Relaunching a 17.5 ARX - made easy
- Feb 28, 2002Kenny,
I have tried that but had a really rough time. After I pull a good
deal of line in I have gotten tangled in the line as it goes under me.
I'm a doof but even then it took a long time to get the kite to flip
over on it's back. I must have pulled several yards of line in to
finally get it to happen. I must be doing something wrong....
--- In ksurfschool@y..., "fernmanus" <fernmanus@y...> wrote:
> I just ordered a steering bridle because I heard that it increases
> the responsiveness of the kite. However, if you are only concerned
> about relaunching, you can relaunch a 17.5 without the power steering
> bridle. I posted this message last summer, but there may be people
> out there that are unfamiliar with this method.
> First, if the kite is resting on the leading edge, you need to get it
> to flip over by pulling in a yard or more of the center leader and
> then releasing while laying on your stomach and gliding forward in
> the "superman" position. When the kite has flipped over it will
> start moving forward to the side of the window like the smaller kites.
> The 17.5 ARX is difficult to relaunch because the top edge often will
> not come up off the water when the kite is in the "corkscrew"
> position. I found that by pulling in a yard of the lower leader with
> one hand and using the other hand to pull on the upper end of the
> bar, the kite will quickly form the "C" shape and launch into the
> air. The only warning that I have is that the kite will often launch
> downwind and give you quite a drag and it is a little awkward the
> first couple times you try it. The great thing about this method is
> that I can usually relaunch the 17.5 in less than a minute. I
> haven't tried this method on the larger Naish kites, but I can tell
> you that this method works very well with the 15.5 and 17.5.
> --- In ksurfschool@y..., "coryadams" <coryadams@y...> wrote:
> > Could somebody please provide some information regarding the
> Powersteering Bridle.
> > The Naish site has little or no information about it.
> > I'm wondering how it works and would also like to know if anybody
> has been able to use it with some of the big ARX kites. If you have
> used it did it make relaunching a possibility - how about general
> handling of the kite.
> > Thanks,
> > Cory
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