Wind has to be stable, or risk goes up!
Yes, and the wind at Mohave is seldom Stable ; that is why i went
with a modified version of the self-launch.
Use my bumper on the Van for cord to the chicken-loop.
Set a slightly longer cord to the safety, (both with a snap-shackle) to release.
Pull up the kite so i can look at my own lines.
if the wind is stable and the kite just Sits there i run back to the bar.
If the wind is NOT stable, then i ask a passer-by to please
hold this, (the LE of my kite) to keep it stable while i run back to my bar.
Soon as i get the bar in my hand and have control of the kite i :
A) if it's a kiter holding the kite, i hook in and signal for a release.
B) if it's someone i don't know, i signal for a release and fly the kite
up over there head BEFORE i hook in.
I hook into the safty Last, so if i hit my QR, the safty to the van bumber
is still engaged, (keeps me from getting Drug face-first over the beach.
If it's Too sandy to have my van present, then a duffel-bag of sand or
rocks will suffice for the van bumper.
100% success-rate with this system ; i've even had Good kiters launch me with a
back-line wrapped around the tip of the kite ; this ilimates that possibility !!!
BTW -- Mohave is Still CLOSED ; so i got Plenty of time to make new posts.