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#21 Fenman

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Posted 21 May 2008 - 01:15 AM

Actually, I have a different view on this. I believe that the subject is when the leading edge it facing you. If I am correct, there is a technique that works very well on any line set longer that 20'. The shorter the line set, the more difficult it is to pull off.

What you should do, is put both handles in your left hand, grab the bottom right string with your right hand, and pull. While doing this, try to keep the lines low to the ground, so that the kite will glide over the lines instead of through them.

Read the forum this morning and thought i had double vision,pleased its cleared up now,,

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This is something i will endeavor to try out today so long as i dont twist the lines,and have a spar wrap,{or two}

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Posted 21 May 2008 - 05:35 AM

Dont forget the cool shades, the hope being if anyone who knows anything about kites is watching they will not recognise you in your clever disguise. Then when you meet in the pub you can diss the guy that was taking the walk all the time. Your mate will never know it was you.

Clever huh??



ah yes, very clever! As long as one doesn't put the disguise back on in a moment of forgetfulness right after the second or so pint. :blink:
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#23 Jim Foster

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Posted 21 May 2008 - 08:21 AM

Looking cool is VERY important.....

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Posted 21 May 2008 - 09:08 AM

Looking cool is VERY important.....



little dude has it going on!
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Posted 22 May 2008 - 05:41 AM

Actually, I have a different view on this. I believe that the subject is when the leading edge it facing you. If I am correct, there is a technique that works very well on any line set longer that 20'. The shorter the line set, the more difficult it is to pull off.


On those shorter lines, you typically don't need to relaunch the kite -- if it's in the dead launch position, just put both handles in your weak hand, grab the top lines with your strong hands, and yank. Stand in your normal position for this so the kite gets pulled up a bit as it comes toward you. The kite will glide over the ground toward you...just bend over and catch it, ready for a throw-launch.

This works extremely well with IIs, but I won't vouch for its utility with the larger kites.

#26 Sailor99

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Posted 22 May 2008 - 07:29 AM

Yep works with a 1.5 too, but only if there is not much wind
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Posted 22 May 2008 - 07:35 AM

You deffinately need short lines for that though. I tried it once with 120' lines. I won't go through all the details, but in the end, I walked back and forth about 3 time trying to sort things back out, and I was very tired :o

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Posted 22 May 2008 - 09:18 AM

I can just imagine Watty! LOL! Nice one.
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Posted 22 May 2008 - 11:54 AM

little dude has it going on!

little dude is looking very Cooool

More power to his elbow!
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Posted 22 May 2008 - 12:56 PM

interesting to note there IS a way to launch from the position I described, if my line lenghts are right and I want to take the chance, but at least...there is a way. Good responses.
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Posted 22 May 2008 - 12:59 PM

Looking cool is VERY important.....

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