It's sort of obvious, isn't it? That's why I don't understand all the fuss about it....eree wrote:lobo: may be it's because it is no difference if you try to depower your kite if wind is blowing right from under your kite. at apr. 90 degrees angle?
To idealize how to come down after lofting seems a bit utopic, since you're assuming that the atmosphere suddenly changed from chaos to steady-state.eree wrote: Rick: suppose you are lofted high, what is the best thing you do?
-let bar go and hope to glide down to the grownd
-try to steer your way to the safety (eg water) not powering the kite
-power the kite and try to glide as long as possible
are those scenarios depends on which type of kites you are flying?
thats what i am asking for... is that possible?eree wrote:do you have any information about possibilities of preventing of fatal accidents caused by rather horizontal lofting (eg kevin of florida case) by driving the kite intentionally in the ground/water immediately after the sudden squall?
is it better to drive your kite (while you can) in the ground risking heavy contusions or better try stay aloft as long as possible?
well if you did not managed to kill the kite so far (for whatever reasons) you better try to do something when you are already aloft!lobodomar wrote:To idealize how to come down after lofting seems a bit utopic, since you're assuming that the atmosphere suddenly changed from chaos to steady-state.
The point that should be stressed is that the kite must be flagged as soon as possible.
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