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Re: water relaunching a Vegas 14

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  • johndeane100
    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
    Message 1 of 3 , Mar 21, 2007
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      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 ksurfschool@yahoogroups.com, George <ynotkite@...> wrote:
      >
      > Hi,
      >
      > 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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