2862Re: Relaunching a 17.5 ARX - made easy
- Mar 3, 2002Philip,
It's on the way. Thanks for the advice.
--- In ksurfschool@y..., "Philip" <phil@i...> wrote:
> I recommend getting the Power booster for the 17.5. It is true that the
> larger kites can be relaunched without it, but it is
> Soooooo much easier with reverse relaunch.
> Just for the peace of mind its worth it.
> Then you can practice the non-reverse relaunch while having the back up
> of the booster.
> This allows you to save some energy for riding as a few missed shots at
> Relaunching can be exhausting and very frustrating. Is also keeps you in
> the water longer and in the spring when the water is often cold it only
> amplifies the exhaustion and that can be a real problem.
> Time on the water is precious and can be tough to get. I say make the
> most of it
by making Relaunching easier on yourself until you become
> proficient at other methods.
> Have fun, ride safe,
> Philip Mann
> Inland Sea Windsurf Co.
> toll free 888-465-2632
> -----Original Message-----
> From: coryadams [mailto:coryadams@y...]
> Sent: Thursday, February 28, 2002 7:11 PM
> To: ksurfschool@y...
> Subject: [ksurfschool] Re: Relaunching a 17.5 ARX - made easy
> 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:
> > Cory,
> > 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.
> > Kenny
> > --- 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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