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• yes, if you look at the videos on Marks site you will see the PL instructional video does a side launch, mainly because this kite does not have a briddle and
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yes, if you look at the videos on Marks site you will see the PL instructional video does a side launch, mainly because this kite does not have a briddle and it has a valve system to keep air in once inflated.

Jacob, what type of kite are you flying?

Mark Pronk <mpronk@...> wrote:
Depending on the type of foil you fly, and the amount of preinflation you can do a edge of the window launch yes.

Have fun!

Mark
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Van: jakob Thegerstr�m [mailto:jakobjth@...]
Verzonden: donderdag 26 februari 2004 8:09
Aan: ksurfschool@yahoogroups.com
Onderwerp: Re: [ksurfschool] Foil Launching

Can't you just launch at the edge of the window in the
same manner you self launch a LEI?

/Jakob

--- p <chickenoriental@...> skrev:
---------------------------------
if you are talking about 4 line bridled foils as
opposed to 2 line there are a number of options to
*reduce* dragging.

with my small foil in high winds I just pop it off the
ground and very quickly turn it 90 degrees and run it
to the edge (still low to the ground) while I move to
the opposite side. Keep the speed of the kite in check
as the faster it move the move power it will generate

with larger foils where you cannot turn so quickly or
where you are forced to launch through the window
remember that big foils generate much more power when
they are moving quickly, increase your brake tension
to reduce the foils forward momentum and you will find
that although you are spending more time in the power
window you are actually generating less pull. But as
always if you can launch and turn the kite to avoid
the power window you will get less pull.

Always make sure you have adequate clearance of
objects and people downwind. Also, if you are unsure
about the wind, launch a smaller kite to get a feel
for the actual wind speed over head (remember its
always windier 30M up) and then move to a larger kite.

David Alger <DAlger@...> wrote:
Every time I launch a foil, I brace my self to be
dragged. How are
these launched out of the center of the power window?

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• can you do it with the voodoo? I m probably going to buy the voodoo 10sqm for the summer! By the way do you know what equivalent tube size the voodoo 10
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can you do it with the voodoo? I'm probably going to
buy the voodoo 10sqm for the summer! By the way do you
know what equivalent tube size the voodoo 10
represent?

/Jakob

--- Mark Pronk <mpronk@...> skrev:
---------------------------------
Depending on the type of foil you fly, and the amount
of preinflation you can do a edge of the window launch
yes.

Have fun!

Mark
-----------------------------------------------------
Happy kiting, whatever you fly!
http://foils.nl <http://foils.nl/>
-----------------------------------------------------

-----Oorspronkelijk bericht-----
Van: jakob Thegerström
[mailto:jakobjth@...]
Verzonden: donderdag 26 februari 2004 8:09
Aan: ksurfschool@yahoogroups.com
Onderwerp: Re: [ksurfschool] Foil Launching

Can't you just launch at the edge of the window
in the
same manner you self launch a LEI?

/Jakob

--- p <chickenoriental@...> skrev:
---------------------------------
if you are talking about 4 line bridled foils as
opposed to 2 line there are a number of options
to
*reduce* dragging.

with my small foil in high winds I just pop it
off the
ground and very quickly turn it 90 degrees and
run it
to the edge (still low to the ground) while I
move to
the opposite side. Keep the speed of the kite in
check
as the faster it move the move power it will
generate

with larger foils where you cannot turn so
quickly or
where you are forced to launch through the
window
remember that big foils generate much more power
when
they are moving quickly, increase your brake
tension
to reduce the foils forward momentum and you
will find
that although you are spending more time in the
power
window you are actually generating less pull.
But as
always if you can launch and turn the kite to
avoid
the power window you will get less pull.

Always make sure you have adequate clearance of
objects and people downwind. Also, if you are
unsure
about the wind, launch a smaller kite to get a
feel
for the actual wind speed over head (remember
its
always windier 30M up) and then move to a larger
kite.

David Alger <DAlger@...> wrote:
Every time I launch a foil, I brace my self to
be
dragged. How are
these launched out of the center of the power
window?

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the
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• Jakob, You could easily do it with Voodoo. I d compare a voodoo 10 with a 12 to 13 meter tube. Have fun! Mark ... Happy kiting, whatever you fly!
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Jakob,

You could easily do it with Voodoo. I'd compare a voodoo 10 with a 12 to 13 meter tube.

Have fun!

Mark
-----------------------------------------------------
Happy kiting, whatever you fly!
http://foils.nl <http://foils.nl/>
-----------------------------------------------------

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Van: jakob Thegerström [mailto:jakobjth@...]
Verzonden: donderdag 26 februari 2004 15:55
Aan: ksurfschool@yahoogroups.com
Onderwerp: RE: [ksurfschool] Foil Launching

can you do it with the voodoo? I'm probably going to
buy the voodoo 10sqm for the summer! By the way do you
know what equivalent tube size the voodoo 10
represent?

/Jakob

--- Mark Pronk <mpronk@...> skrev:
---------------------------------
Depending on the type of foil you fly, and the amount
of preinflation you can do a edge of the window launch
yes.

Have fun!

Mark
-----------------------------------------------------
Happy kiting, whatever you fly!
http://foils.nl <http://foils.nl/>
-----------------------------------------------------

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Van: jakob Thegerström
[mailto:jakobjth@...]
Verzonden: donderdag 26 februari 2004 8:09
Aan: ksurfschool@yahoogroups.com
Onderwerp: Re: [ksurfschool] Foil Launching

Can't you just launch at the edge of the window
in the
same manner you self launch a LEI?

/Jakob

--- p <chickenoriental@...> skrev:
---------------------------------
if you are talking about 4 line bridled foils as
opposed to 2 line there are a number of options
to
*reduce* dragging.

with my small foil in high winds I just pop it
off the
ground and very quickly turn it 90 degrees and
run it
to the edge (still low to the ground) while I
move to
the opposite side. Keep the speed of the kite in
check
as the faster it move the move power it will
generate

with larger foils where you cannot turn so
quickly or
where you are forced to launch through the
window
remember that big foils generate much more power
when
they are moving quickly, increase your brake
tension
to reduce the foils forward momentum and you
will find
that although you are spending more time in the
power
window you are actually generating less pull.
But as
always if you can launch and turn the kite to
avoid
the power window you will get less pull.

Always make sure you have adequate clearance of
objects and people downwind. Also, if you are
unsure
about the wind, launch a smaller kite to get a
feel
for the actual wind speed over head (remember
its
always windier 30M up) and then move to a larger
kite.

David Alger <DAlger@...> wrote:
Every time I launch a foil, I brace my self to
be
dragged. How are
these launched out of the center of the power
window?

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