yeah, but that last video is super informative don't you think?skiprima wrote:2011 crossbow ids not the greatist either.
Not having an IDS before, everything was new to me. I hit the QR, up the line went the bar. I walked up the 5th line and went up the 2 front lines. Surprise; the kite went up in the air, across the window and flagged on the other side. Watch your fingers.
The system just doesn't totally depower like advertised. To make it worse, there is no other way I have found to land the kite alone. The best method was the Jon Modica method on the older Cabrihna's. This new IDS doesn't come close.
Sorry Cabrihna, but it's back to the drawing board.
That is my practice with a Cabrinha Crossbow 11 2010.liv2surf wrote:No, its not only for the Ozone kite. This is a pretty general method that works with many kites. I know other people who use this for other non-Ozone kites. It requires that kite depowers plenty (and will sit on the edge of the window) and that you can reach the top front line to pull it around into the wind at which point it will drop into rest position. Like many other methods your mileage may vary and it may not work equally well in all conditions (like nuking wind). Some kites require one to pull in both afront lines to get access to the top line.Galeltic wrote:Morten W wrote:This simple landing procedure works with all kites without releasing anything, but please be careful and ready to engage the first time:
its only for ozone kite !
You killed the topic. It shows it all.BK wrote:had some gusty lit conditions this past Friday on Lake Michigan so I took the opportunity to shoot IDS deployment and self landing on a 2011 10M Crossbow....basically the same system as 2010 IDS:
From my experience, this landing method depends on the kiter very quickly grabbing the upper front line, and giving it a very definite and powerful jerk...and the kiter only gets one chance to do this and successfully put the kite solidly in the ground, with the leading edge facing into the wind. If this procedure is not done exactly right, the kite will lift back up into the air, and flip itself into a HOT launch, leaving the kiter standing in the middle of a whole bunch of loose lines, which will immediately loop around and guillotine any body part that is unfortunate enough to be caught in the loops of line.....so my question to you is: "How do you get your hand on that very crucial UPPER FRONT line"? Can you describe your exact technique of what you do to get you hand on that line? Do you work your way to it by pulling in, first the power line, and then the powerline adjuster, and then the IDS line and common leader? If so, how do you do it, without disturbing the kite which is delicately balanced on its wingtip?tomatkins wrote:Alexandre,
That is my practice with a Cabrinha Crossbow 11 2010.
I`m also self launching without adds on.
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