celly wrote:What are the best methods to self land in water, aside from pulling the release... I have seen a lot of instruction as to how you can do this on the beach but nothing on how to do it while you are in the water. I have limited beach space available for a launch but do have shallow water, waist to knee deep conditions for landing. Any videos or resources you could share are greatly appreciated.
Whattheflock wrote:I just bring the kite to one side of the window, drop it fast and grab/reef hard on the front lines. Kite will fall into depowered position. Then just follow the front lines to the kite. Bit of a trick, but it works every time.
Wetstuff wrote:A number of years ago I made a self-launch/land float gizmo. I could keep an extra board on deck also.. I had a small Danforth anchor beneath the yellow float.
Nowdays, I simply drag the kite off the bank .. 'dump it in water when I am done. ..'too much junk to setup.
I prefer 5-line kites for self-landing safety.
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