--- In ksurfschool@y..., "pksebago" <Patkeeley@a...> wrote:
> --- In ksurfschool@y..., "aspartamez" <aspartamez@y...> wrote:
> > I don't surf yet, but have bought a c quad 2.2m for a bit of fun.
> > Well I bloody love it, just one problem though. What's the best way
> > to launch (on your own) from land? Is staking the handles the
> > answer??
Another easy option is to hook the bar onto something substantial and plonk the kite dead downwind, standing up with its leading edge down. A C-Quad will sit there permanently like this, even in very gusty winds. Obviously, it helps if you've something solid to attach it to, our local beach (Paraparaumu, Wellington, NZ) has huge chunks of driftwood lying over it, assorted steel piling and various tractors for holding things. I've tried this with a foot long sand stake and a 3.2 C-Quad and its risky in light winds, silly in anything more.
Launching is fun. Just add brake line tension until the kite lifts off backwards, turn through 90 degrees and fly out slowly to the edge of the wind, keeping lots of brake line tension on. Don't turn through 180 degrees and fly straight up through the power zone at high speed, unless you want to have a laugh.
Off to the beach, in the sun. Damn, I love the southern hemisphere...