That is a good point when it comes to lake kiting. The boat seems like alot of trouble, but it does get you clear of the hazards and lets you pick the best launch area based on winds. Also, even though inflating on a boat had be hard on a kite, it is often preferable to inflating and setting up on rocky shorelines.Oldnbroken wrote:The local Austin crew kite at Lake Pflugerville, Lake Belton, Lake Travis and in Corpus Christi.
I used to have a boat very much like the one you are using, only older and crappier.
We did a lot of boat launch kiting in Lake Travis, just like you are doing.
Not really that hard, once you get the hang of it.
Safer than some of the launch spots on Lake Travis when the lake is full (not a lot of room and pretty much solid rock).
Buddy of mine took 50 stitches on his head, from a self launch that went bad at Lake Travis...was about 8-9 years ago.
Our lakes are awesome but some of them are surrounded by nothing but rock shoreline, so don't make a mistake or it gets bloody.
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