simplelife wrote:I was soliciting a review of the Sonic's user-friendliness for the novice rider.
GK wrote:Ed, Tried it yesterday and it worked flewlessly. Laid the kite down on its back
with the LE downwind, sanded a few spots on the trailing edge and launched
her like a foil. The wind was only blowing about 10mph, but I could sheet out
and feather it right up with out too much pull. It might be a little sketchy in
20+ but I'm sure its do-able. I also tried it with a little angle to the side and it
As a foil flyer I would recommend that if you do a dead downwind launch then consider turning the kite and flying low to the side of the window rather than straight up.
It's way safer because the kite never gets high and there is no risk of lofting. You can also run a bit downwind to get the kite to the edge quicker.
The Crossbow guys talk about attaching a weight to the chicken loop (a board or a sand bag or something) then positioning the kite on its tip at the side of the window. Sort of a self-assisted launch.
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