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Aleph
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Launching from a boat??

Postby Aleph » Fri Mar 07, 2008 8:57 am

In May I'll be heading to Greece for a sailing trip. Now I still have to check the winds, but I'll likely bring my kites. How to people launch while on a boat? Or more specifically, how do you handle untangling your lines?

Obviously the best way to do it is have the boat close to a shore and get to shore (we have dingies, so we'll be able to do that), but what if you're out in the open?

thanks,
Alef

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Re: Launching from a boat??

Postby diogobethonico » Fri Mar 07, 2008 6:22 pm

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take a look on the TURBOLAUNCHER!

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Re: Launching from a boat??

Postby Nico » Sat Mar 08, 2008 5:59 am

This question has come up many times and been answered before.
As it seems to be a bit of a problem for many I will be posting a short film soon on how we do it here. We teach from boats and it is absolutely no problem to launch your kite from the boat and get going without getting wet.
Nico

Aleph
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Local Beach: Muiderberg (Netherlands)
Stichtse Brug (Netherlands)
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Brouwersdam (Netherlands)
Strand Horst (Netherlands)
Favorite Beaches: Beauduc (FR)
Le Morne (MRU)
Gear: Gaastra Jekyll 08 8sqm
Gaastra Jekyll 08 14sqm
Cabrinha SB2 12sqm
Naish Haze 133
Brand Affiliation: None
Location: Utrecht, Netherlands

Re: Launching from a boat??

Postby Aleph » Sun Mar 09, 2008 7:34 pm

Sorry, didn't bother to search... Saw there was a topic a few days ago...

A vid would be great!

thanks a bunch,
Alef


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