dacronkid wrote:I would rather have the single centerline flagging system for self landing that is on my older contras. I guess i will need to find some other way of self landing these ids kites . When i land my kite i want it to stay on the ground and not relaunching itself 10-20 ft in the air upside down.
This topic was discussed exactly 2 years ago and apparently the problem still exists. In light wind the upside down kite in the air is not a problem, but as you say, in higher winds it could be a big problem.
I respect the fact that you have been flying Cabrinha for many years now and know you are very familiar with how to activate and control your kite in dicey situations. Given the fact that the IDS itself continues to have some idiosyncracies perhaps you can modify your bar to have an Oh Shit handle (?). I'd be curious to know if you come up with a different solution.
Since I last commented on the front-line safety systems I have started to use a bar that is designed as such (CORE ESP bar). Since I felt the same way as you, and not trusting the frontline safety system 100%, I set up an Oh Shit handle for this very purpose. So far, IMO, no bar is perfect out of the box.
I have not studeied the newest Cab bars yet to see if this is an option, but I'll try to take a look here in the next few days...if the wind picks up
PS ...looks like it was ripping in MC this morning (???)...NE and unkiteable up here in MKG at the moment