matth wrote: ↑
Thu Sep 21, 2017 7:56 pm
Tether, much better than drag launch IMO
As with everything kiting, it depends on each individual scenario.
If tether is an option, maybe better. But not always an option. I have had to do rescues of others and ended up in places where tethered launch was impossible after I got them sorted and back out. Have to 'drag' launch, although if done right it is not a drag, just a pivot launch or beach launch. Drag is a poor term for it.
Either done by the right person at the right time in the right place is fine.
Just have to smart about it and have some experience.
Done lots of both and rarely have any issues with either method as far as safety or kite wear.
Not telling anyone else to do it. Just saying it can be done quite safely with very little wear on kites.
YMMV a lot.