surfingwithkites wrote:I think this is one of those real world shortcomings of bridled kites that no one wants to acknowledge. They do get stuck on their backs sometimes (I'm sure some great bow defender will respond with a tale of how they saw a C do this same thing back in 2003 or something) and are not always the easiest kites to relaunch. I know Cs are sometimes hard to relaunch too but seem to have less weird habits and way less tangles. I don't think there is a secret technique for this situation or for bridles wrapped around wingtips. It's just one of the prices you pay with that style of kite and you have to weigh that against the positive of all that depower. It's just common sense that longer more complex chicken loops will have more tangles and more things to get lines wrapped around. It's one of the things that drove me back to Cs. You might consider trying one of the new Cs like the Airush reactor or Naish torch. For a lot of riders these offer more than adequate depower and superior performance and simplicity.
What a load of crap to say here
C'mon - you must be able to do better than this ?
You are worse than Experimental Player now...
There must be many who almost dont dare to ask how to "solve" SLE/Bow issues - as they know 100% they will get a "smacking" from either you or E.P.
(only difference is you do it more polite at first glance, but more often/consistently than E.P)
Why is this ???
I dont get it - it used to be an open forum with actual answers to the questions asked - not so anymore...
Now it is a religous manifest where every single little chance you get for dissing a Bow kite is used
Why do you continue dissing all those who are happy with their new kites ???
You've made your point - that should be enough, thank you.
(in threads discussing the kite types that is more okay of course, to some extent, but in other threads
What you are implying with your answer to Sloberdog (and everyone reading) is:
Ha haa - you've bought the wrong kite, and now you have to live with that (or sell it).
There is no technique so it is impossible to solve your problem or help you, it WILL just happen
Dont listen to the other answers - there is no solution to your relaunch situation...
Very unpleasant - and how are you helping this guy (and others reading the topic to find some answers) ?
Most of us with some experience can help others in this forum, no matter if it is a foil or a C or an SLE/Bow kite.
I have nothing against any of the kite types - but if some has, that is okay and an opinion.
But this is getting ridicoulous IMO
Not as kindly this time, Peter Frank