As someone who just went through the exact same thing, if you can launch/land a tube kite without assistance you can do the same with a foil. I launch by myself 99.9% of the time. I prefer that unless there's no room or it's blowing 25+. I trust my technique more than people I don't know.Rakky wrote: Am I being ambitious setting up the kite and flying by myself the first couple of times?
And....if I do crash the kite in the water, do you roll it up with the lines and swim home? or is there a safe technique.
Having lots of room without debris and other junk on the beach would be ideal. Wind under 12mph would be a good start. Watch the Ozone video, then watch it again and again and .... and watch it RIGHT BEFORE YOU GO OUT. That last one will be what you remember for that session. Don't go far from shore if you decide to get on the water. Have plenty of time available for situations and don't be in a hurry or get frustrated.
The video has the technique on how to self rescue. My biggest self rescue issue was that the kite filled up with water and I was able to only get it to the shore line. I couldn't drag it past that until I could empty the water out of it. Imagine trying to drag a construction size garbage bag full of water WITHOUT tearing it. That wasn't fun and took me a while because one side was completely tangled up and wrapped around the kite.