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Do you launch hooked or unhooked in your chicken loop?

Hooked
62
95%
Unhooked
3
5%
Depends on kite/conditions (please specify in post)
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Total votes: 65

FlyingHigh
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Do you launch HOOKED or UNHOOKED?

Postby FlyingHigh » Sun Oct 16, 2005 2:21 am

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?

Cheers

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Postby windyboy » Mon Oct 17, 2005 2:35 am

Hoocked and then unhoock in the water. :D

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Postby RORYB1 » Mon Oct 17, 2005 7:01 am

I find my kite is more responsive to turning when hooked.
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Postby Kurt » Tue Oct 25, 2005 10:52 am

IKO has it wrong imo............

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Postby jamie_zemes » Wed Jul 05, 2006 8:14 pm

hooked for sure

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Postby KiteSurfingKen » Wed Jul 19, 2006 7:38 pm

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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