Pippi langsamer wrote:
I was shown how to land Naish kites by:
Bringing kite slowly to edge of window a few metres above beach
Quite sharply steer the kite down towards the beach
Just before the kite hits the beach, deploy the safety and the kite should land quite nicely with LE into the wind
Pull in some of the yellow safety line before following the same line up to the kite to secure.
Tried it twice. Once it worked perfectly, and once it worked but not quite as perfect.
I linked to this video on page 3.http://www.ikiteboarding.com/uploads/selflandkite.avi
When I flew front line flagging Cabrinhas, I would fly them at what I would call medium speed toward the beach and when it was a kites width off the beach, let go the bar and pop the Q/R at the same time. The flagging line has to be the upper line on the side you are landing to.
It basically the same method as in the video except you are already leashed to the top front line, so you just have to release at the same time as he let go of the bar.