So I can't seem to do a good self land lately... I usually set the kite down at the edge, walk up both center lines, then switch to the top center line and pull it over. Although lately the kite just relaunches and I just pull it in on one line. Works but could be a little scary. What am I doing wrong? Should I pull on the bottom center line, both center lines?
I know there are other methods like fixed point but those won't work at my beach. Thanks for some help.
Different kites behave very different regarding this, and IMO is it not always possible to self land this way because some kites ARE just more difficult, and some surfaces wont allow this landing.
In other situations very easy.
Assume you kite where you can not use the "stake" method ?
Which we always use otherwise, even if not alone, as safer and you can always land if the others are still out.
I am not much for advocating "walking up the lines", because of the risk of getting cut or having a line wrap...
But, must admit I use thís method myself now and then, if I am out and want to put the kite down on flat sand or maybe slippery sand because of seagrass or small round rocks or similar, especially if I want to take a break or make an adjustment or turn my kitecam on or something, so instead of kiting maybe several kilometers/miles back to the launch point/cars, I find a small sand bank - put the kite on the side on the sand, put the bar on the sand/water - and walk all the way up to the kite by BOTH frontlines
This way you can set a kite down very precise
Launching could be done the same way just reversed, but easier to just slide it up or let it drift in the water for a relaunch.
The reason I sometimes use this method, is because of the precision you can put the kite down, and you can do it no matter what surface, if rough or slippery and even in low water too
Another way of doing it, if you can not use the normal stake method.
If you are using big kites 9m2 or more, it is quite often easy to land like you describe - but for waveriding with 4 to 7m2 kites, it is NOT always possible to put the kite down this way, as they will slide on a slippery surface because of the wind speed