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Waterlaunching open-celled foils [was Re: The biggest Ram Air wingonmarket.]

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  • Mel
    ... Wow! That s pretty impressive. The foil guys around here are pretty good (way better than me), & I ve never seen them relaunch (unless you count the kite
    Message 1 of 1 , Apr 8, 2001
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      Hung Vu <hungvu@...> wrote:

      > There is no such thing as a non water relauncheable foil. When there is
      > adequate wind, one should be able to relaunch an opened cell foil fairly
      > easily. Of course you have to do that skillfully and in less than 1
      > minute before the water get in to the kite. I have learned such
      > techniques after 2 years of using my opened cell XXXL on water and now
      > am very confident with relaunching an opened cell foil when there is
      > adequate wind (adequate wind is when the foil can fly stable straight
      > over head without having to move the kite).

      Wow! That's pretty impressive. The foil guys around here are pretty good
      (way better than me), & I've never seen them relaunch (unless you count the
      kite just BARELY touching the water for a fraction of a second). Are your
      techniques posted on your website?

      Mel
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