Re: water relaunching a Vegas 14
- Hi - I spent about 20 mins trying to haul in the on the centerline but
the wind kept the kite powered. I was using my board in the water to
add resistance to the kite and to try to get it to the edge of the
window. Did I compound the problem by doing that?
-- In firstname.lastname@example.org, George <ynotkite@...> wrote:
> The '06 Vegas is a 5 line kite. In light wind,
> when the kite is
> on the water leading edge down, you pull on the
> 5th line, but not so much that it completely turns it
> on it's back.. When you've pulled enough of the
> 5th line that the kite tips are raising off the water,
> start steering the kite with the back lines to get it
> to the edge of the 'wind window'. Make sure
> you are ready to let go of the 5th line once
> the kite starts moving to the edge, and never wrap
> lines around your hands! 5th lines are great
> for relaunching in light wind.
> Good Luck!
> --- johndeane100 <johndeane100@...> wrote:
> > I've just used a 2006 Vegas for the first time and
> > last week it fell
> > to the water. While down, it powered up, inflated
> > edge down, and back
> > edge up. I couldn't get it move to the window to
> > relaunch no matter
> > how I pointed the bar at it. The wind It
> > eventually blew me to shore
> > where I was able to get it over to the window edge.
> > SHould I have swam toward the kite so the wind could
> > blow it over and
> > then try to get it to the edge?
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