Exactly... we've done that a few times... it's much better than, as you say, trying to pick the other persons kite off the ground while flying yours.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.
hm, yeah I guess either way would work. Your buddy could lift the kite if that was a problem. For people that have not tried eitheron, make sure you test the kite fixed point type launch with your kite so you know how it behaves..not all kites are created equal in this respect.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.
thats what I do also for landing and launching, piece of cake.. I'll come in land someone and go back out.. takes a sec.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.
What an excellent and useful topic. Here is a subject that, wether you agree or not, every one of us has to deal with. I like the idea on a nice steady thermal breeze. It is easier. In nuking and gusty post-frontal madness, I'd sooner subdue the landing person's kite by the leading edge to avoid a potential catastrophe. In launch you can pretty well see that it will stay and then why not? I also use Plummet's method of holding the top leader as I run out to the kite and it works.Ned Divine wrote:Very good tip!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
that is true, but not all beaches are very easy to self launch onFredBGG wrote:Way simpler and safer to launch your friend first and then self launch.....