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vwbrian

Member Since 14 Nov 2009
Offline Last Active Jun 10 2010 03:47 PM
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In Topic: Relaunching

18 March 2010 - 12:58 PM

The video did wonders for me. Thanks John. I made up some magix sticks but have not tried them out yet.
How tight do you want the long line to be? I thightened it so the leading edge just started to flex.

In Topic: Relaunching

26 February 2010 - 04:03 PM

I finally got to fly the Rev again. Went to the beach and had steady wind and relaunching the kite was much easier. Only flew for about 15min then the rain started. It flew really well this time around. I still need to get some proper handles.

In Topic: Relaunching

11 February 2010 - 03:56 PM

Here is a good description of relaunch after a crash.

"Ok, the kite is still belly down, LE toward you. Doesn't matter which hand you start with but gently tug the top line. Which ever hand you tug on, that side of the kite should slide toward you. Keep doing that till you can see the end of the end cap. Stop tugging on that hand. With the other hand, pull those lines strait, but not tight. Now gently tug on the brake line of that hand.
When done right this method spins the whole kite 180 degrees and when it pops up ready to fly it's inverted. Get the hang of this and you won't have to make that last trip back out to set the kite up. Comes in handy in cutting the walks of shame down a bit in other situations too Posted Image I'd of given up trying to learn the dive stop axle if I'd of had to walk out after all my failed attempts.

Dean Posted Image "

In Topic: Relaunching

22 January 2010 - 04:52 PM

Thanks for the tips. I will give that a try next time I fly. I am going to make the magix sticks next time I get to the kite shop.


In Topic: Relaunching

21 January 2010 - 10:59 AM

I was thinking of when the kite is on the ground laying flat. Do you have to walk and set it up right or is there a trick to launching it from flat. I have only flown the kite 2 times and forgot to bring a stake with me. The first time the school had a traffic cone that I leaned the kite up to and launched that way. The winds were gusty then no wind then gusty. So I kept having the Rev fall over when it was on the ground.

I have been flying 4 line foils for about 2 years, so I have some 4 line experience.