Waterfoil - advice please
- I have just bought a second hand waterfoil and would like any advice
any one has on launching, flying and landing this kite. It is set up
on a control bar with the brake lines going to the centre depower
loop. I will eventually use this for kitesurfing but this weekend
will just spend time on land getting used to the kite. I currently
fly a 3.0m Blade 2 on handles and a 6.5m Wipika on 2 lines on a bar.
Thanks in anticipation, Paul.
From subsection 1 of the http://www.kitesurfingschool.org/howto.htm
section of Kitesurfing School web site (it's probably better to read the
web site than this "unformatted" copy-&-paste).
1.Lay your kite on the ground and put
enough sand/snow on its trailing edge to keep it in
place. Click here to see a picture.
2.If you use a closed-cell foil that has
pre-inflation valves (such as the New Wave or Jojo
Wet), open them now to pre-inflate the
3.Once the kite is properly pre-inflated,
close the pre-inflation valve. Release the lines from
you control bar or handles and attach
your safety leash to your wrist. Click here to see a
4.Launch the kite. If you are using a
closed cell foil, make sure you maintain the tension on
the front lines to let the wind fill the
kite for approximately 60 seconds before launching.
Click here to see a picture.
5.If the kite is not completely inflated,
move it across the wind window a few times before
moving it straight overhead.
Water Relaunch Foil:
1.Water relaunch a foil is easy. The foil
will either crash leading edge down or trailing edge
2.If the leading edge is down, just pull
on the brake lines (the center lead line) to reverse
relaunch the kite.
3.If the trailing edge is down, just pull
on the control bar to launch the kite.
4.If the kite is badly mixed up, just wait
for the wind to blow the kite in to proper shape
before using step 2 or 3 depending on
the position of the leading edge and trailing edge.
1.If the foil has proper safety release
system, to land a foil simply drop the control bar or
handles, the kite will land softy down
> I have just bought a second hand waterfoil and would like any advice
> any one has on launching, flying and landing this kite. It is set up
> on a control bar with the brake lines going to the centre depower
> loop. I will eventually use this for kitesurfing but this weekend
> will just spend time on land getting used to the kite. I currently
> fly a 3.0m Blade 2 on handles and a 6.5m Wipika on 2 lines on a bar.
> Thanks in anticipation, Paul.
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