BigR wrote:self launching a bow is easy peasy, howabout self landing a bow in 30+ kts?
There's an even easier way to self-land a bow and it works in any wind strength.
1. Bring it to the ground at the side of the window.
2. Drop the bar and let the kite sit on one tip.
3. Walk upwind until you are about 45 degrees upwind of the kite. This make the kite roll over so it is sitting facing pretty much down into the sand. The kite cannot fly away or do anything at this point.
4. Reach up and grab the upwind front line and pull it to drag the the tip of the kite around so the kite is parked nose down into wind.
5. Walk over and sand the kite or whatever else you want to do to make it safe.
The benefit of this system is that when the kite is nose down it is pushing itself into the sand. It cannot blow away or roll over or do anything you don't want it to.
The usual technique of dropping onto a front line works ok but if your technique is poor the kite can roll over. That is no big deal but this technique eliminates the that possibility.