It goes double for guys who think they have that special touch.tolios wrote:i agree with tom183 regarding riders that dont have that special touch and experience to come over unpredictable situations.
know your limits, know the limits of your gear, and when you think conditions might go beyond that, DON'T RIDE.
Yes , all very well in steady wind, but,,,,,,,,,,,,,in gusty wind the kite can still roll back in the lulls and go through the power zone and out the other side of the window, so make sure down wind is clear of people etc, so if you screw up you only trash your kite and not someone elseCorpusKiter15 wrote:1) You can self-launch your bow/hybrid kite by attaching your chicken loop to a stake secured in the ground or a safety leash connected around a stationary object. Once your chicken loop is secured, flip over your kite and walk it to the edge of the wind window until all the slack is out. Set your kite in the window and watch it for a second to make sure it's just sitting there bouncing around a little bit. Walk back to your bar, grab the chicken loop....NOT the bar! and connect it to your harness. Make sure all lines are straight then simply grab the bar and fly it up slowly.
This is THE safest way to self-launch your kite. Your kite will not fly when all pressure is from the chicken loop. In order to self-land your kite, just walk over to your stake or leash...fly the kite down to the wind window...let go of the bar, make sure its in the edge and just sitting there...then undo your leash and grab your chicken loop and attach it to your stake/leash then walk down and flip over your kite.
Have someone show you this process before you do it on your own, just to make sure nothing is left out.
2) For all you who would hesitate to release yourself from your kite in a rocky situation because you're afraid of what might happen to your kite, you guys need to re-evaluate what's more important.
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