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5235Re: [ksurfschool] Re: Need a kite buddy

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  • George Sarris
    Aug 1, 2005
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      High aspect ratio kites are a real pain to water
      relaunch when the leading edge is down. The key is
      getting the kite to roll over on its back and at the
      same time to position yourself to one side or the
      other so that the kite will begin to move to the edge
      of the wind window. You can hold the bar over your
      head behind you as far as possible and then as you
      push the bar forward, swim towards the kite either to
      the right or the left side. Don't forget to position
      the bar accordingly depending on which side you swim
      to.

      If the winds are light and that does not work try
      pulling in one of the front lines about 3 meters (the
      back lines don't work so good). Then let it go and
      swim toward the kite to the right or left
      side(depending on which of the front lines you pulled
      in) to get it to roll over on its back and go to one
      side of the wind window. I've had much experience
      water relaunching a 21.5m Cabrihna Black Tip which is
      a high aspect kite. Because it is so hard to water
      relaunch, I've learned what not to do that causes it
      to "Hindenburg" or fall out of the sky. One of the
      things to avoid is flying the kite at the zenith for
      any length of time in light inconsistent winds. Some
      kites tend to overfly in the gusts and then fall out
      of the sky. Keeping the kite at 60 degrees helps to
      avoid this. Hopes this helps.

      Cheers,
      George

      --- Mark <mrmawalker@...> wrote:

      > Cheers Matey....
      >
      > Someone posted this:::::
      >
      ________________________________________________________________
      > Subject: w/2005punchout bar:how to flip kite when LE
      > down?
      >
      > I have your punchout 2005 bar on my 4line kite. when
      > the kite crashes LE down, when i swim towards the
      > kite,the lines remain taut (tight) since i'm still
      > hooked in (spinning leash is on too). i think the
      > lines need slack in them for the kite to roll over
      > downwind but it's now possible. am i suppose to
      > unhook
      > (thus spinning leash is not on) and swim with the
      > bar
      > in my hand towards the kite (thus lines will get
      > some
      > slack) ? if so, i run the risk that the kite will
      > launch and my arm strength must be able NOT to let
      > go
      > of the bar or i will lose the kite.
      >
      > Thanks
      > Daniel.
      > :::::
      >
      _______________________________________________________
      >
      > Ive done quite a bit of water draggin' getting ready
      > for my boarding,
      > and found this also, found that with LE down even
      > swiming towards it
      > sometimes wasnt enough to let it flip over. What I
      > would do is pull
      > hard on one side of the lines and kind of drag it
      > towards me
      > sideways, about a 1/4 of the way back to me (watch
      > your fingers
      > though) then let go. After doing this about three
      > hundred times you
      > sometimes get lucky.
      >
      > Waiting for input from the goorooz :o)
      >
      >
      > --- In ksurfschool@yahoogroups.com, "Kitepower
      > Sydney" <sydney@k...>
      > wrote:
      > > G'day Mark
      > >
      > > Go to the places where you know people kitesurf,
      > hang out there,
      > help the
      > > locals launch and land, have an esky with some
      > cold beers in it for
      > an after
      > > kite get to know a couple of locals session.
      > > You are more likely to meet a reliable kite buddy
      > there, or the
      > locals will
      > > take you under their wing.
      > > Good on you for asking here though, because there
      > is no harm in
      > asking a
      > > question, ever! :-)
      > >
      > > Cya and
      > > Goodwinds
      > >
      > > Steve McCormack
      > > www.kitepower.com.au
      > >
      > >
      > > _____
      > >
      > > From: ksurfschool@yahoogroups.com
      > [mailto:ksurfschool@yahoogroups.com] On
      > > Behalf Of Mark
      > > Sent: Monday, 1 August 2005 8:40 AM
      > > To: ksurfschool@yahoogroups.com
      > > Subject: [ksurfschool] Need a kite buddy
      > >
      > >
      > > Hi
      > > Names Mark from Sheffield UK, need a kite buddy to
      > share the
      > learning
      > > experience of kite surfing. Spent around 4-5
      > months land kiting but
      > > now have my kit ready to go to water. Had my
      > lessons booked a few
      > > times but weather is too unpredictable to commit
      > at the moment.
      > Having
      > > kite lessons in Lanzarote come October, but feels
      > like a long way
      > off.
      > > Get in touch if you frequent Cleethorpes/skegness
      > or such areas.
      > > Tah till then.
      > >
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