I would be very careful landing that gen of Speeds that way. I've tore the internal webbing on my 10m landing it like that on two different occasions.joriws wrote:I use this technique when I don't have anchor around. Walk along lines and when walked about the lenght of kite span then keep only one steering line and continue walking. The kite will flag out.
Big is more than 15? The 21 is a bit of a nuisance and you can guarantee Mr Murphy will crank up the wind to 20 knots a few moments after I'm out on the waterfoilholio wrote:I feel extremely comfortable in the low to mid/high range but high to very high range is a bit iffy, getting the kite to the ground in those winds and not getting dragged is probably the hardest bit. Once it is on the ground I have a simple rule, "it's not going back up". When I hold the depower rope in the center with the two leaders I can feel the force and I can then reach up and see if I can hold the lines while keeping the other hand as safety next to the bar. I then carefully hand to hand always holding with one make my way up the lines. In a few seconds I can be at a safe flagging distance and flag the kite by hand if I need to or something goes wrong. I can also let the kite go, often a wall etc will be directly downwind which is another way of landing. If at anytime in the landing process either before I back stall or after I don't feel comfortable maybe the space isn't good etc or something goes wrong I will hit the release. I always keep the lines clear to one side, "if" I ever drop them I run out of the way and then collect the kite. Getting tangled is quite scary, I have had my wrists and ankles on different occasions and been dragged by them and couple times around my neck , foot , whole body ,arms and harness. Nothing to do with landing but a good reason to be under powered surfing.
Big foils are the worst for landing, they hit there high range very quick and their general range isn't very big. I would use a fifth line on them if I was new to foils.
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