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Re: [ksurfschool] Re: Landing solo

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  • George Sarris
    I ve used this method too. It works especially well if you can pull one of the lines so that a portion of the kite gets under the water and the water keeps
    Message 1 of 10 , Aug 28, 2002
      I've used this method too. It works especially well
      if you can pull one of the lines so that a portion of
      the kite gets under the water and the water keeps the
      kite from relaunching or thrashing about the taut line
      that you are winding in.

      - tford1@... wrote:
      > hi all, the method i find better is to land the kite
      > nose down on the water
      > first,
      > bring the kite to the side of the window which my
      > leash is attached to, then
      > let go of the bar, start pulling the leash through
      > to speed up to process of
      > the
      > kite turning sideways and once i get the to line
      > stopper wind the lines up
      > on the
      > bar. quite simple and no risks.
      >
      > cheers,
      > Tim Ford
      >
      > ----- Original Message -----
      > From: "Rick Iossi" <flkitesurfer@...>
      > To: <ksurfschool@yahoogroups.com>
      > Sent: Tuesday, August 27, 2002 10:49 AM
      > Subject: RE: [ksurfschool] Re: Landing solo
      >
      >
      > > For solo launch, the only relatively safe way to
      > do this, particularly in
      > > stronger winds is to bring the kite to near the
      > vertical or zenith. Grab
      > > your leash line to backup the connection and then
      > drop the bar. If your
      > > depower is properly configured your kite should
      > extend out flat or "flag
      > > out." All kiteboarders should perform the leash
      > test described at:
      > >
      > >
      >
      http://groups.yahoo.com/group/kitesurf/files/KITEBOARDING%20SAFETY%20REFEREN
      > CES/
      > >
      > > under: 5. Leash Test - July 19, 2002.htm
      > > ALL riders should perform these tests to verify
      > that their leash is likely
      > > to work
      > >
      > > Also, to verify that the person catching your kite
      > in assisted launches
      > has
      > > an idea about how to do it safely, use the
      > Universal signal sequences
      > > described at:
      > >
      > > 7. Kiteboarding Signals
      > > Universal signals to be used to coordinate
      > launching, landing and
      > > rescues.
      > >
      > > Rick Iossi
      > >
      > > -----Original Message-----
      > > From: vytaspass [mailto:surfsup@...]
      > > Sent: Monday, August 26, 2002 4:47 PM
      > > To: ksurfschool@yahoogroups.com
      > > Subject: [ksurfschool] Re: Landing solo
      > >
      > >
      > > Landing inflatables which hold their shape solo is
      > dangerous.
      > > Especially at the upper wind limits of the kite!
      > >
      > > You can try to fly it to the edge of the window,
      > bring it low over
      > > the ground, then grab the front lines and pull
      > hard as you let go of
      > > the bar. This pulls the nose in and should cause
      > the kite to fall LE
      > > down in the sand, facing the wind. Then you can
      > run up to it and put
      > > a little sand on the material to keep it from
      > sliding.
      > >
      > > One guy I know does this by turning the kite up
      > slightly, then
      > > grabbing the upper front line and pulling
      > (dropping the bar) and it
      > > sits like that.
      > >
      > > You should obviously test this in low winds before
      > thinking you'll be
      > > able to do it on the first try. Make sure you're
      > wearing a leash, as
      > > well.
      > >
      > > Personally, I would ask some assistance and make
      > sure the person
      > > knows what to do BEFORE letting him/her grab your
      > kite when
      > > landing....but I would ask others in the group for
      > their
      > > recommendations as well.
      > >
      > > V
      > > www.chicagokitesurfing.com
      > >
      > > --- In ksurfschool@y..., "Alger, David"
      > <DAlger@P...> wrote:
      > > >My limited experience at solo landing of a Wipika
      > 8.9 consists of
      > > pulling
      > > >the leash low in the wind window, when the kite
      > depowers and lands,
      > > only to
      > > >roll over and relaunch on the leash a few times
      > before settling in
      > > some
      > > >bushes. I think this is dangerous, but with no
      > one on the beach, I
      > > haven't
      > > >figured out a better way. Please advise.
      > Thanks.
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > >
      >
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