Re: A new 5th line lesson....
- We used 5th line on snow around here since 2000 and sometimes, some of
us doesn't even bother.
5th line is good in light wind but in strong wind, it may not be that
--- In email@example.com, "ex_cpe" <wetstuff@i...> wrote:
> Lazy f__k that I am, I absolutely LOVE the 5th line relaunch!
...but today in the Atlantic I
> got taught a lesson. ...and it's not that nobody said it before;
but as a kid I always liked to
> count teeth in snakes.
> Lesson learned: "No 5th lines in strong winds." We were about
20kts and I put my 11M
> yarga in the drink and it did a back roll. It's been my experience
(perhaps I am not quick
> enough after a crash) that sometimes the kite half relaunches then
back flips between the
> lines. With four lines you simply have a 4-line cross-up: no biggie...
> My 5th however cleverly tied my kite into a nylon omelete. Luckily
it was at the end of 3
> hours of kiting and I had plenty of energy (Oh Maaaan!..) to swim
in with lines and board
> in tow.
> ...'nother session - 'nother lesson.
> ...AND: I always wear a vest, helmet and retractable board leash in
the ocean. 1) I
> appreciate the extra float.. 2) I always get hit in the head in the
shorebreak 3) I lost a
> perfectly good board in the Atlantic for the last fricking time!
> Someday I have to tell you about this stoopid ole BIC board that had