But that's the point of running your hand along....you give it a little pressure/tug to keep it down...and if it takes off, then you yank on it hard just like a self rescue situation, kite should 100% depower on 1 flying line.t3rse wrote:I had a kite take off walking back on the top flying line and by the time I reached the bar it was way overhead out of my reach and the kite spectacularly impaled itself on some erosion control stakes.
FabsPH: not many people would self launch if there's other people around to help. Self launching is when you don' t have that luxury. I have done a lot of reading/research on drift launch, it seems to be a viable alternative but has serious negatives too ... if things go wrong (like line tangle or kite lines grabs a rock or seaweed under water), it can go very badly. At least with carabiner launch, if things go bad, your kite suffers but you are not attached to it. With a bad drift launch, you may be attached to a death spiraling kite in shallow water. I do need to learn to drift launch though (safely), for areas that have no potential for carabiner launch....and in these spots, it is drift launch or don't kite.