I have an 8, 12 and 16. The 8 is easy of course. The 12 and 16 can be worked like a C kite mentioned above. Grab a couple feet of the center line and pull in and swim towards the kite if necessary to get the kite to flip over on its back (the canopy). At that point it's a game of finesse on the steering lines to get the kite to pop out the water. I like to maintain slight tension then wait for a gust and pull harder.BullsShit.com wrote:Another odd way is , if you are in shallow water and able to stand up, is: kite is face down (LE down), pull your center lines in a few feet, sometimes works to flip the kite. But before letting go, make sure you also have some tension on one of the rear lines (the one of the direction of the launch you want), then just let go of the center lines, and the kite will be ready to go up. works, but not all the time.
Chris,eastcoastkite wrote:All the thrusters are very easy to relaunch.......
...and if the gust doesn't come, you'll spend a long time waiting, and drifting.discojuggernaut wrote: I like to maintain slight tension then wait for a gust and pull harder.
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