Longwave wrote:Yes , releasing the kite from the sky and holding the line in one hand with a light pull and the kite "usually" fall properly on it's back. Now the kite is already in the water, right in front of me, LE down, for any reason I quick release (just for checking the safety system), the kite doesn't do anything! It doesn't work ! Not once, not twice , it just doesn't work!
Ronnie is right the pulleys are too far from the middle of the kite! I don't get how a brand like RRD can be so loose with the safety.
There are quite a few kites that are supposed to flag to two front lines that do that. I have a 2008 Nobile 555 that does the same. I have converted it to flag to one front.
It depends on the shape of the LE and the bridle.
Even some of the Cabrinha kites which have an IDS bridle do it (Nomad) because of the shape of the LE, while others with a bow LE (Crossbow) will drop on their backs if you Q/R from LE down position.
The solution is supposed to be to swim toward the kite to make it fall on it's back. And you are safe because you can release the kite completely, so its more of an inconvenience, although the loose kite could become dangerous.
One other thing you could try with your feet off the bottom while it is flagging to two front lines LE down is to pull yourself toward the kite up the flagging line for about 2m and release the flagging line suddenly. It might work and make it drop on it's back.
I'm actually a fan of flagging to two front lines because it happens to suit where I want to kite because its easy to self launch and pack up standing in the water, but the shore/sand has a lot of thorny plants or broken shells. I have 2 Crossbows that work very well on 2 front lines.