Re: water relaunch prob this weekend
- Good job getting some practice in before hitting the open water. Very
smart to do it in a confined space and good job so far! You might
want to take a lesson. For a couple hundred bucks, you can learn a
lot in one day and not do harm to yourself or your gear. Check here
for the answer to your question. Scroll down to the bottom for
inflatable tips (water re-launching). More tips added all the time so
check back frequently....
--- In ksurfschool@y..., "tdemille" <tdemille@y...> wrote:
> Hi again,
> I was body dragging all weekend. I have a great spot. Its an
> salt pond (quite large), and it is at the south end of an island,
> seperated from the ocean only by some dunes (not too high). So you
> get the SW winds coming in strong across the Atlantic, but you are
> a confined area. This turned out to be quite a good thing for me
> since I ended up getting dragged all the way across the pond. (I
> know realize why you never go in offshore winds)
> Anyway I was doing quite well for an hour or so, and then my kite
> crashed near the edge of the window (I think I was trying to upwind
> body drag at the time :) ). Anyway my kite (Wipika Free Air 8.9)
> supposed to "drift to the edge of the window" and then relaunch.
> what happened was it stayed leading edge down on the water, tips
> towards me and acted like a huge sail to pull me all the way across
> the pond. I tried swimming towards it, but you really can't
> the wind can you? I eventually ended up winding up one line about
> feet, and then winding all the way up to the kite. This is a
> tricky as well, as one of the lines tends to be loose as you real
> the other one.
> At any rate I am wondering if there are any tricks or tips for this
> situation. How can you get the kite to flip on its back when it is
> pulling you full speed ahead?