i recently got a pair of torch 3s. My problem is that i dont get the hang of the relaunch. When i drop the kite on the fifth. It turns over and flys to the water and lays still. Then its really a pain in the *** to get it to the edge of the window. i can hardly do it standing i have no clue how even poss in deep water!? Sometimes the steering lines arent in bewtween the kites shapes but going on the outside and then its even harder if not imposs. to get a quick relaunch......
So to the torch riders. How do i do it, whats the magic technique? Or am i supposed to adjust the stopper for the bar going up the fifth? i just use it on factory setting at the moment.
Is the kite supopsed to lay on the water or does it have to fly over the watersurface? (so lenghten or shorten the stopper)?
Any information appreciated!!!!
Relaunching 5th line is a little different from 4 lines as there is no need to swim..but I think you know all this...doing handlepasses you should be through your share of relaunches
, where you don't want the flat kites on its back, you do want an angle on the c kites, so while in the water, pull in a little on your 5th lines (or swim towards the kite...but really pulling the 5th line a little is way easier, to that the kite is about lets say 45 degrees..maybe a little less...then pull one of the back lines, and presto...the kite starts working it's way to the edge of the window. As with any relaunch, make sure you pay attention to the signals the kite gives you, and adjust how much you pull...
no need to adjust the factory settings...and definitely not necessary to ride suicide...it will not help once the kite hits the water...
rode Vegas5 first and there when i dropped it (that was a hard looping bastard ) the kite was allways allready in starting position, but i guess the bar didnt rise up so much...
So i will also set the stopper down and hope it works on the torch as well as on the vegas(used it with the naish bar as well,damn good bar).
Another question is... sometimes when doing danglepass and goiong to much downwind missing hte pass. the kite rolls over. Any idea i have is grabbing the fifth while still in the air and pulling it....!?!?!??! any other poss. to adress that ?
This is when you miss and override / pass the kite at speed?
I tried a slinshot stopper that was too big, then I tried the small Slingshot stopper, and it wasn;t all that successful. If you're doing handlepasses (I will never do them), then maybe suicide?
I usually pull one of the backlines, that keep any kite from falling like that...I always try to pull the upper back line...(if there is an upper one)