melipell wrote:Here's a tip from a beginner...
In ANY conditions, when you are helping catch a LE kite on land, NEVER grab the trailing edge... always grab by the leading edge.
Anytime the wind is blowing Over 20mph and i signal for a landing --
If i "Don't" know the person that is about to catch me ; i will Always
place one hand on my QR and fly the kite to the unknown
helper with one hand ; and be ready for a screw-up if that person does
something weird. This has saved me more than once .
for Launching --
Whenever the wind is Over 25mph or Very Gusty ; i will Always
place one hand on the QR to find it, Then quickly signal
for a launch and place the hand Back on the QR before the helper
even lets-go, so i'm flying the kite with one hand.
This had Also saved me about once a Year at Mohave .
I "Always" find the QR with one hand before signaling for a launch ;
but in the Lighter winds I'll usually be a bit more relaxed and fly
the kite with Both hands, (i may revisit this strategy) and always
launch with a hand on the QR no-mater What the wind velocity !
You save about 1/2 to 2/3 of a second reaction-time by having
a hand "On" the QR .