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Self Landing Speed 5's

Postby Big Wally » Sun Jul 24, 2016 9:37 pm

Any tips on self landing the Speed 5 18 and 21 safely?

Thanks

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Re: Self Landing Speed 5's

Postby windrider1 » Mon Jul 25, 2016 1:33 am

Only way is to bring it low to the edge of the window almost touching the ground and pull the release . After kite settles a little bit . grab hold of the release line unhook your leash and walk up the line to the kite. Or u can stay hooked in and walk up the line after release but I think u get some tangles in the lines that way . or just get a helper.

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Re: Self Landing Speed 5's

Postby Jzh_perth » Mon Jul 25, 2016 4:37 am

Depends how windy it is.

Have you watched the videos ex Teamrider Gunnar made ? They are helpful...

http://www.specialistkiteboarding.com.au/#!how-tos/c91a

My order of preference is to :

If very light, backstall from 12, unhook and walk hand over hand up the lines to the kite. You may find it easier to wrap the lines a couple of times on the bar first or even tie off to your board (if TT) which you've buried in the sand.

If more windy, but still safe you can lower kite to the side of the window then backstall as mentioned above.

Land with a helper

Flag to safety, although you will end up with a few tangles.

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Re: Self Landing Speed 5's

Postby jakemoore » Mon Jul 25, 2016 5:22 am

If its very overpowered you will be way upwind. If the beach permits consider landing it in the water. Ride downwind to slack the lines, backstall it down and pull the release when you are just upwind of your landing spot. Less tangles but you have a wet kite to deal with. More importantly, less risk of injury or damage to the kite from flogging.

My order preference:

A helper. If no helper, than I exercise more caution not to end up overpowered.
Backstall side or top, trailing edge down with the rear lines and chicken loop attached to a fixed object.
Backstall from the side, release safety. Its neater if you can backstall it and flip it so its leading edge down before releasing the safety
Land in the water while riding downwind.
Just dump to safety (last resort.)

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Re: Self Landing Speed 5's

Postby Big Wally » Mon Jul 25, 2016 1:32 pm

Thank you all for the tips.

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Re: Self Landing Speed 5's

Postby plummet » Mon Jul 25, 2016 8:31 pm

Install a landing strap like on ozone bars, land the kite and then loop the landing strap around some immovable object. Slowly stroll to your kite and pack it up.

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Re: Self Landing Speed 5's

Postby Nem0 » Tue Jul 26, 2016 8:28 am

I placed one of these pulleys http://shop.flysurfer.com/2x-pulleys.html on one stearing line.
After I've landed the kite at the endge of the window I fix the pulley at something solid and walk towards the kite and took the one tip which comes closer to me.
that's it :thumb:

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Re: Self Landing Speed 5's

Postby plummet » Tue Jul 26, 2016 10:45 am

Nem0 wrote:I placed one of these pulleys http://shop.flysurfer.com/2x-pulleys.html on one stearing line.
After I've landed the kite at the endge of the window I fix the pulley at something solid and walk towards the kite and took the one tip which comes closer to me.
that's it :thumb:

So you are essentially flagging the kite out?

Do you get the rear wing tip tieing its self in knots and generally being and arse in higher winds?
I get annoyed with tangles this try for reverse landing, teather option and manually flag and role the kite up for no tangles.

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Re: Self Landing Speed 5's

Postby Nem0 » Wed Jul 27, 2016 8:34 am

plummet wrote: So you are essentially flagging the kite out?

Do you get the rear wing tip tieing its self in knots and generally being and arse in higher winds?
I get annoyed with tangles this try for reverse landing, teather option and manually flag and role the kite up for no tangles.
I don't know what you are meaning! Selflanding is everytime a risk!
In my point of view using the QR after landing is no option because of too much tangle!

Reverse landing in higher wind is not possible. So you have to fly it down on the edge of the window and let reverse it completly in the moment where the wingtip touch the ground. But with this you also have to be very carefully in higher wind and you need space for emergency!

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Re: Self Landing Speed 5's

Postby foilholio » Wed Jul 27, 2016 11:03 am

If you don't want a tangle using a QR you need a stopper set without too much slack in the bridles. Fifth lines are great for higher winds and self landing.

If you can reverse the kite at all and hold it, you can land it like that, the pull only gets less on the ground. Reversing from the side is great because the pull is less. I like reversing into or from wind shadows, the pull is nothing when on the ground. I do it up to 30-35knots on a 6m. I sometimes land at the edge of the window like inflatables, good wind shadow again or really light wind.


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