Re: Lofting/Deadly Dragging
Posted: Fri Nov 15, 2013 1:08 pm
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Thanks for the reminder. You are CORRECT. I had forgotten about the Cab system. Since I didn't check the type of kite, it is possible that I was mistaken. Next time I'll be more careful. (see what I mean about getting dumbed down?).ronnie wrote:The rest of what you said is fine.RichardM wrote:.
At any rate, when I saw one of the 4 didn't HAVE a kite leash, I couldn't resist asking him if he had one. Since I was just in shorts and he wasn't sure if I was a kiter, he pointed to his red line attachment at the CL and said that was his leash. When I then asked him if he knew what the purpose of a leash was, he said he didn't want to argue and walked away.
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If that guy was flying a 2009 Cabrinha, then he answered your question correctly and told you where his kite leash was.
I've had someone ask me the same question when flying a 2009 Cabrinha.
I agree and don't agree with you!Toby wrote:is the lofting a real dangerous thing?
I don't think so. At least if it is not a real freak gust.
If you keep simple rules in mind, like "distance is your friend" (thx Richard for the story of those guys...unbelievable!!!) then if you get lofted you just fly it, come down and release.
I think the real problem is here the fast kites! Too easy to loose control and get it to loop.
A slower kite just sits there.
I think lessons should teach that if yo get lofted, you need to fly it, and not panic. There is no other option!