UHA. .. there must be something wrong with your kite .... my 5m inverted several times but it was f**** gusty going from 20 up to 35 knots and only after several messed landings .... Next time your kite invert in the water ..... crash the kite again holding ONE of the front lines .... it will make some funny stuff but it will come back to shape again .sashabogi wrote: I had the kite invert on me at least 5-6 times..
+1sashabogi wrote:So I took my 13 out today in some light wind a little gusty on and off. It was the crazy day to say the least. I had the kite invert on me at least 5-6 times. It would usually happen as the kite was at the edge of the window and the lull would come, It would just flag out and fall on its back. But then is when the fun would start, It would sometime come off the water and start flying on its back. A couple times it literally inverted on it self and powered up backwards fly up and than fell back down leading edge on the water facing me. It wasn't gnarly or anything but it was embarrassing. I could relaunch it every time but the first time as the lines got tangled up when the kite rolled over a couple times.
I even added more air to the LE to make sure that it doesn't happen again in the middle of the session but it didn't help.
When I came back home I checked my line lengths and realized that fronts stretched by an Inch so I reconfigured them as per instructions.... I cannot wait for next time to take it out again, hopefully without any crazy inverted episodes.
Franz,panchito wrote:I remember you mentioning , you bought the kite second hand .... e-mail EH and ask him about the bridle measurements .... I guess the previous owner has been messing around with that kite ...sashabogi wrote: I had the kite invert on me at least 5-6 times..
1 inch of line streatch can't really be the problem...sashabogi wrote: We are trying a couple things to get it resolved.
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