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Do you launch hooked or unhooked in your chicken loop?
Hooked 95%  95%  [ 62 ]
Unhooked 5%  5%  [ 3 ]
Depends on kite/conditions (please specify in post) 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
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 Post subject: Do you launch HOOKED or UNHOOKED?
PostPosted: Sun Oct 16, 2005 2:21 am 
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Do you launch hooked or unhooked into your chicken loop?

Everyone at my spot launches hooked. I find there is a lot of pull in the kite with it depowered, so I wonder if I could hold it while launching unhooked

Is one way generally accepted to be better?

P.S. how do I put this in the main forum?

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 17, 2005 2:35 am 
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Hoocked and then unhoock in the water. :D


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 17, 2005 7:01 am 
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I find my kite is more responsive to turning when hooked.
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IKO has it wrong imo............


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hooked for sure


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 19, 2006 7:38 pm 
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Hooked in. One Hand on bar, the other on the 5th line.
If the kite acts up, pull it out of the sky with the 5th line. Works even with crossed lines.
If I put just the right amount of tension on the 5th line, I can make the kite hover with 0 power (simialr to a bow).
Launching Unhooked usually means you have more power and less control.


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