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Postby Mo » Wed Sep 25, 2002 7:05 am

The X2 - 18 seems to be very difficult to relaunch in winds between 10 and 15 knots. Last Sunday I had to swim 45 minutes because it is impossible to relaunch with all ways I tried.

Is this normal or should there be a problem with my lines! any special way to help relaunch? Maybe because of the big size and weight it is difficult?

Anybody tried that Swim?
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Postby bakalao » Thu Sep 26, 2002 12:17 am


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Postby bakalao » Thu Sep 26, 2002 12:21 am

Its not you. Is the kite. Some times the big sizes are dificlt. to relaunch specially the big sizes.The only solution its swiming to the kite until irt relaunches.
Im sorry but its a competition kite.
In the other size the hang time is incredible.

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Postby BLOWN AWAY » Thu Sep 26, 2002 9:47 pm

It's not the easiest kite to relaunch.... I don't have the 18 but I have the 12 and it's still not that easy......

But none of the high AR kites are easy... except the smaller ones.....

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Postby Guest » Fri Sep 27, 2002 7:07 pm

unfortunatly the trick with relaunching large x2s is to not put them down......ever sorry, not very helpful but true

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Postby BLOWN AWAY » Sat Sep 28, 2002 7:38 pm

Yeah I agree... best not to drop em in the first place... If you like thrashing yourself in light winds and goin nuts maybe it's best to get a kite like an ARC or psycho which may launch easier but more importantly are harder to drop if overflown...

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Postby aklbob » Sun Sep 29, 2002 9:02 pm

yep relaunching any large inflatable high or low aspect in sub 10 knots is a hit and miss affair, and it's miles easier if you can stand in the water and walk around the kite to the edge of the wind window. Luckily most of the inflatables are rock steady and have good anti luff characteristics so you are unlikely to drop one unless there is literally no wind..

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Postby BLOWN AWAY » Mon Sep 30, 2002 1:31 am

The newer ones do.......

The X2 has this feature to some extent I've found and I assume that other new inflatable kites do as well.... but it'll still drop if overflown too much....

Another method of helping to avoid overflying is to not use the chickenloop if winds are pretty light.... heck you don't need it anyway in these conditions....

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