Contact   Imprint   Advertising   Guidelines

Any Experiences Self Launching The Waroo ?

Find reviews of kites, boards and accessories


Mattdog
Very Frequent Poster
Posts: 524
Joined: Fri Jan 02, 2004 2:55 am
Kiting since: 0
Brand Affiliation: None
Location: Canada

Any Experiences Self Launching The Waroo ?

Postby Mattdog » Thu Feb 16, 2006 2:59 am

ANyone who can easily fold the wingtip and weight with sand on the 9m Waroo please let me know. Oh and does the bridle get caught up creating extra risk?

If you can't do this on the Waroo, I wont be buying it

Thanks

User avatar
EvanOR
Very Frequent Poster
Posts: 737
Joined: Mon Mar 07, 2005 2:36 am
Kiting since: 0
Brand Affiliation: None
Location: California, US Sales Ocean Rodeo Kiteboarding/Hyperflex Wetsuits

Re: Any Experiences Self Launching The Waroo ?

Postby EvanOR » Thu Feb 16, 2006 5:26 am

Mattdog wrote:ANyone who can easily fold the wingtip and weight with sand on the 9m Waroo please let me know. Oh and does the bridle get caught up creating extra risk?

If you can't do this on the Waroo, I wont be buying it

Thanks


Don't know about the Waroo, but it does work with the Ocean Rodeo One, but not folding the tip. You just sand the kite as usual but with the kite laying flat. Put the sand just below the last strut, and don't use more than you need. The sand will slide down and off the back of the kite when it goes up. The kite will actually rise up and sit on the wingtip with the sand on it, in the usual edge of the window launch position. Then, just give a sharp tug to the upper rear line and the sand will dump off. It actually works better than a C-kite, as you have much more time. It kind of goes in two stages, not all at once like with a C kite. No issues with bridle tangling - just make sure your lines come off the kite cleanly. I would assume this will work with other flat kites, but can't confirm.

Mattdog
Very Frequent Poster
Posts: 524
Joined: Fri Jan 02, 2004 2:55 am
Kiting since: 0
Brand Affiliation: None
Location: Canada

Postby Mattdog » Thu Feb 16, 2006 5:54 am

I assume the OR One has the embedded scuff gaurds that are designed to slough off the flying lines so they don't they caught on the kite.

If you haven't seen this feature on the OR's it is really cool and it is wonderfully useful when you are laucnhing your kite!

User avatar
jkrug
Frequent Poster
Posts: 421
Joined: Fri Jul 22, 2005 1:17 pm

Postby jkrug » Thu Feb 16, 2006 2:53 pm

i use the same method EvanOR describes, but on a Sonic. works fine. same method works on a c kite. i'm not sure why everyone feels need to fold the tip; filling inside tip with sand works on all kites i've used. (maybe its a wear/tear thing, but does it really matter where the sand flies off the kite as it lifts...hasn't to me)

ptraykovski
Frequent Poster
Posts: 493
Joined: Tue Dec 18, 2001 1:00 am

Postby ptraykovski » Thu Feb 16, 2006 6:53 pm

The first time I folded the wing tip on the waroo the bridle got caught and the self launch didn't work. I didnt pay any attention to how the bridle was laid out that first time. Since then I tried to carefully lay out the bridle and put a bit of sand on it so it doesn't flap and the self launch has worked fine. I folded the LE where it bends anyway..so more of a triangle rather than the whole wingtip like I would with a c-kite

So it works ok..just a little extra attention required when setting up the kite and bridle

User avatar
gumball
Very Frequent Poster
Posts: 1239
Joined: Mon Sep 01, 2003 10:25 pm
Kiting since: 0
Brand Affiliation: None
Location: Brazil / Florida
Contact:

Postby gumball » Fri Feb 17, 2006 5:33 am

The production Waroos have bridle slides, so the bridle doesn't tangle so easily, but you still need to pay attention to it...

the easiest way to self launch is just to attach you chicken loop to something or weight it down, then go turn the kite over into the launch position. It sits there with very little power, then grab the chicken loop, hook in, pull the bar and off you go. we did this in the snow all the time a few weeks back... Just dug my board into the snow and attched the c-loop to a binding...

User avatar
sq225917
Very Frequent Poster
Posts: 8743
Joined: Tue Nov 05, 2002 1:00 am
Kiting since: 0
Brand Affiliation: BestKiteboarding.com

Postby sq225917 » Fri Feb 17, 2006 10:50 am

there's absolutely no need to sand the wing tip, just load it up with sand.

kitenb
Frequent Poster
Posts: 303
Joined: Fri Jul 25, 2003 2:59 am
Kiting since: 0
Brand Affiliation: None
Location: Florida

Postby kitenb » Fri Feb 17, 2006 3:18 pm

I've had success folding the wingtip and piling sand on it...just watch the layout of the bridles, but it isn't a big deal. Also used the method Alex talked about, and that works too...

southbound
Rare Poster
Posts: 13
Joined: Wed Feb 15, 2006 12:20 am

Postby southbound » Fri Feb 17, 2006 6:39 pm

sq225917 wrote:there's absolutely no need to sand the wing tip, just load it up with sand.


You have probabaly already described the "load it up with sand" method on some other thread. Please point us to that thread, or explain in detail here.
-thanks


Return to “Reviews”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 4 guests