Peter_Frank wrote:I completely disagree, almost with everything here edt !
edt wrote:well I hope we agree on one thing, it's a very easy technique. you replace a helper with a carabiner on the chicken loop and it's like a normal assisted launch. other launch techniques are more technical. This is why I see tethered favored by beginners around here. I don't like the slide launch too much wear on the kite. It is definitely weird if you have beginners doing more advanced techniques like a reverse launch or swimming drift launch while the experts doing a tether launch.
Peter_Frank wrote:edt wrote:...
Most tether launchers have never had an angry kite pick up a 1 inch thick steel post and hurl it at them at 25 knots so they tend to underestimate the dangers.
As a kiter gains experience they learn other techniques like setting the kite at the edge of the beach with some sand on it swimming out with the bar unwinding it as you go and then dragging the kite into the water for a water launch.
I completely disagree, almost with everything here edt !
Having had an angry kite hurl a steel post towards them ?
Simply NOT possible in any way...
When you put the kite on its side, and walk towards the bar - then NO MATTER WHAT IS WRONG - your kite will only pull the anchor up and rip it downwind - NEVER towards you.
This very thing is what can save your life - as it is only the kite that might get destroyed, not yourself
Maybe just me, but I prefer losing my kite, over losing my life
Tiago1973 wrote:around here there is none doing that tether launch stuff
never saw it real life
guess some of the older guys may know how to do it. but if they know they don´t use it anymore
in any case our conditions don´t favor much running the risk of having a loose kite flying down-wind by itself, most of the times there are people ~around
edt wrote:peter u r upwind kite but down wind tether. thanks to angular momentum it aims right at you after I dodged that one inch steel pole I understood it
Still very odd with your kites Supa - why they behave so awkward ? (what type is it ?)
Do you have it on video - your kites selflaunching and shooting through the window by itself each time, when deep in the window, f.ex if you walk upwind, you say ?
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