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Re: Relaunching 12m and 16m North Rhinos

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  • vytaspass
    Curious as to what your wind speed was when trying to relaunch the larger kite. Typically, the wind at the water s surface is much less than 20 feet up, so if
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      Curious as to what your wind speed was when trying to relaunch the
      larger kite.

      Typically, the wind at the water's surface is much less than 20 feet
      up, so if its 10kts, you probably don't have enough wind to relaunch
      at all.

      V
      www.chicagokitesurfing.com

      --- In ksurfschool@y..., "doonbeg_surf" <mrmke@m...> wrote:
      > Hi
      >
      > I am looking for some help full tips / guidelines with water re-
      > launching both North Rhino 12.0m and 16.0m on 4 lines.
      > Because of there Aspect Ratios being fairly high, I find they don't
      > want to get off
      > The leading edges and on to there sides.
      > I have read that you need to grab the front lines and swim a few
      > meters towards the kite, then leave them go , but I have tried this
      > with no great success.
      > Is there a sequence to follow when trying to re-launch?. I.e.
      should
      > I be pulling on a certain rear line as well at the time I release
      > the front lines?., should I be sheathed in or out as well.
      > When I done a training course we learned on two line kites and I
      did
      > not experience any major problems relaunching kites equivalent to
      > the Rhino 12.0m .
      > Any help / tips you can share would be much appreciated.
      >
      > Thanks
      >
      > Mike.
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