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Re: Relaunching a 17.5 ARX - made easy

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  • coryadams
    Philip, It s on the way. Thanks for the advice. Cory ... by making Relaunching easier on yourself until you become
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      Philip,

      It's on the way. Thanks for the advice.

      Cory

      --- In ksurfschool@y..., "Philip" <phil@i...> wrote:
      > Cory,
      >
      > 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
      >
      > Philip Mann
      > Inland Sea Windsurf Co.
      > http://www.inlandsea.com
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      >
      >
      >
      > -----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
      >
      >
      > Kenny,
      >
      > 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....
      >
      > Thanks,
      >
      > Cory
      >
      > --- 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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