RE: [ksurfschool] Re: question on landing solo.
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From: fernmanus [mailto:fernmanus@...]
Sent: Wednesday, June 05, 2002 4:15 PM
Subject: [ksurfschool] Re: question on landing solo.
The method you describe works well as long as the water is shallow.
If the water is deep, it is better to wind up while in the water.
I personally feel lucky because I kiteboard in a disgusting saline
pond that no beach goer would ever frequent. I only have to worry
about hitting cows when I land my kite.
--- In ksurfschool@y..., "Philip" <phil@i...> wrote:
> I have found that once the kite is down in the water I take the
> off so I'm not dragging a bunch of line with me when I move to the
> I just get so I'm about 150 feet from the beach and let the bar go,
> this land the kite straight downwind. Then I take off the leash and
> move toward the kite while pulling
> line. I grab the kite and bring it up on the beach and then go
> the bar and wind it all up. Works quite well.
> Philip Mann
> Inland Sea Windsurf Co.
> toll free 888-465-2632
> -----Original Message-----
> From: fernmanus [mailto:fernmanus@y...]
> Sent: Wednesday, June 05, 2002 9:13 AM
> To: ksurfschool@y...
> Subject: [ksurfschool] Re: question on landing solo.
> Yes, there is a better way. Drop the kite into the water the way
> you usually do and immediately begin winding up the lines. This
> will result in uneven lines, but you should be able to avoid
> if you are careful. This is the safest method for solo landings.
> Many kite boarders have learned to drop their kite on the beach
> the leading edge down and the kite turned out of the wind. This
> works okay if the beach is empty and the wind is not too strong.
> Of course, it is always nice to have someone else help you land
> kite. The hand motion to use is to tap the top of your head with
> your palm to indicate that you desire help landing the kite.
> --- In ksurfschool@y..., "glennfbartlett" <glennbartlett@c...>
> > Hi,
> > Mostly when I go kiting it's on my own with no-one to help me land.
> > I have pretty much figured out a safe way to carry my kite into the
> > water and launch from the water (I dont feel confident
> > launch from land yet), but the only way I know to land seems
> > really clumsy and I always get an almighty line tangle.
> > try to land the kite (in the water) in the depower window to the
> > left (the safety line side) and once it has touched the water I
> > the bar at the kite and let go of the bar then retrieve the kite
> > walking up the safety line string. By the time I get to the kite
> it has
> > spun over a few times and the lines are a mess and as I try to wind
> > in the lines the saftey line and the board leash get all tangled in
> > it. The other day as I was walking up the beach with this mess some
> > guy relaunched into me, knocked the kite from my hands and the huge
> > mess of lines got snared in my harness, I got dragged along a ways,
> > fortunately avoided harm. But I guess a tangle of lines is a
> > liability.
> > Is there a better way??
> > TIA
> > Glenn Bartlett
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- I walk nearly a line length from the edge of the water, then dive the kite
down (from about a kitespan up, in order to have enough space to get the LE
parallel to the water, & then run a few steps to slacken the lines before it
hits), & just run & grab it (carrying the bar). The fact that it's
side-onshore, with small surf may help make this technique work.
- --- In ksurfschool@y..., Mel <kitebord@p...> wrote:
> I walk nearly a line length from the edge of the water, then divethe kite
> down (from about a kitespan up, in order to have enoughspace to get the LE
> parallel to the water, & then run a few steps to slacken thelines before it
> hits), & just run & grab it (carrying the bar). The fact that it'swork.
> side-onshore, with small surf may help make this technique
>Thanks everyone for the advice. I think next time I'll try taking off
my wrist leash before retrieving the kite. I guess I'm a little wary
of "land-based manoevers at present--maybe when I'm a little