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Re: [ksurfschool] Reel bar or not

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  • Gary Sowell
    Thanks Hung... I appreciate it... I will try that this weekend after I test out the new reel bar.... I ll let you know how it goes.. aloha Gary ... From: Hung
    Message 1 of 4 , Oct 27, 2000
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      Thanks Hung...

      I appreciate it... I will try that this weekend after I test out the new
      reel bar....
      I'll let you know how it goes..

      aloha
      Gary
      ----- Original Message -----
      From: "Hung Vu" <hungvu@...>
      To: <ksurfschool@egroups.com>
      Sent: Friday, October 27, 2000 4:01 PM
      Subject: Re: [ksurfschool] Reel bar or not


      > Gary,
      >
      > There are two ways (both require that you have a very small amount of
      > flat surface near the water). If you have only rocks near the water,
      > they won't work.
      >
      > 1- Put your kite next to the water, position it such that the wind will
      > keep it down on the ground (only possible with AR5 with no sand on the
      > kite). Lay your line parallel to the water and fix all tangles or knots
      > 2- Put on the leash, grab the control bar and board and walk into the
      > water
      > 3- Pull the kite into the water.
      >
      > Or (if you don't want to drag your kite 5' on flat surface)
      >
      > 1- Same as previous step 1
      > 2- Put on the leash, walk to the kite and grab it
      > 3- Walk into the water with the kite and control bar.
      > 4- Release the kite and wait it to drift away from you
      >
      > There one method for rocky shore I haven't yet tried (I didn't need to)
      > but I think it may work.
      >
      > 1- Lay your kite on a flat spot. Lay out your line and fix all tangles
      > or knots
      > 2- Wind your lines onto your control bar (as the AR5 almost never
      > relaunch accidentally, you don't really have to have one line 3 loops
      > out of synch of the other)
      > 3- Walk (jump?) into the water with your board, control bar and your
      > kite.
      > 4- Drop the kite and lay out your line
      >
      > P.S. One of the disadvantage of the AR5 is such that it's harder to
      > relaunch (for a beginner). I think it is more of an advantage than
      > disadvantage (for an experienced kitesurfer).....
      >
      > Hung.
      >
      > Gary Sowell wrote:
      > >
      > > Aloha Hung,
      > >
      > > I have to ask you because it sounds like you've done it...
      > > How do you lay out your lines and make sure there are no knots or
      tangles
      > > when you are in the water and you don't have a beach... Where I go,
      there
      > > isn't a beach, but the water is only knee to waist deep for about a
      mile...
      > > If you get a chance, I would love to know how you lay out your lines in
      the
      > > water with no tangles...
      > >
      > > thanks and aloha
      > > Gary
      > > ----- Original Message -----
      > > From: "Hung Vu" <hungvu@...>
      > > To: <ksurfschool@egroups.com>
      > > Sent: Thursday, October 26, 2000 5:13 PM
      > > Subject: [ksurfschool] Reel bar or not
      > >
      > > > Since I started using the Naish AR5 this spring, I noticed that I
      don't
      > > > really need to use reel bar that much. Probably for the following
      > > > reasons:
      > > >
      > > > 1- I used different line length to adjust the range of my 2 line
      Wipika
      > > > and use the strap to adjust the range of my AR5. My 2 line Wipika
      with
      > > > different line lengths delivered almost the same range as (or slightly
      > > > less than) my AR5, the difference is that it is much more convenience
      > > > with the strap set up.
      > > > 2- The standard stock Naish line is around 27m which is very
      manageable
      > > > for both land and water launching
      > > > 3- As one can set the strap setup on the AR5 to have minimum power
      when
      > > > launching on land, it is not that dangerous as the 2 line Wipika.
      > > > 4- As the AR5 almost never launch accidentally on the water, it is OK
      to
      > > > just drop the AR5 on the water and lay/drift out the line to launch
      it.
      > > >
      > > > I am not sure whether one need a 4 line reel bar with the AR5; however
      a
      > > > 2 line reel bar for a 2 line Wipika/Naish kite is definitely useful.
      > > >
      > > > Unless you don't even have 30m of beach space on land or 30m of
      shallow
      > > > water...
      > > >
      > > > Hung.
      > > >
      > > >
      > > >
      > > >
      > >
      >
      >
      >
      >
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