jedi1 wrote:I still think that launching, while holding a kite is a safer way. You don't have to try to lift it from the ground with one hand. The person that wants a launch, should lift it and then give it to you. After you firmly hold to it, the other person just needs to go and grab the bar.
Ned Divine wrote:I see your point, but I still feel it so much easier to hold on to a CL than trying to lift a kite from the ground to the right position. With the standard way, both people might put each other in trouble. With this method, the only thing at risk is the kite, there is no interaction / proximity between the kiters and their kites / lines esp if you choose not to attach a leash to the kite on the ground (we do, even though we never had a rogue kite). Gusts are no problem if the kite is depowered enough.
we wrote:Fly your kite with the wrong hand (right hand on left side of bar or vice versa), launch your friends/partner/wife's kite with the other hand. I've launched and landed my wife's kite a lot like this with no issue. I generally try to fly my kite on the safer side (towards ocean) and launch/land my wife's kite in same direction.
Ned Divine wrote:plummet wrote:When teathered landing I always walk/run to the kite with my hand applying pressure on the top front line pulling it foward just a tad. This stops the kite rolling back and powering up. The worst it can do is fall foward on the le
Very good tip!
FredBGG wrote:Way simpler and safer to launch your friend first and then self launch.....
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