BWD wrote:you can do that launch with the cloud, no need for perfect, just "good enough"
Normal reverse or spin onto ear launch is easier and lower risk though.
It relaunches great unless you manage to get water pooled in the canopy in light wind, then you need to fiddle with it a bit....
I'm interested in finding the lightest possible wind relaunch and ways to better manoeuvre the kite into the right position in all circumstances.
With its bigger L/E I think the C1 might be easier to manoeuvre with an IDS type bridle.
With really light wind, I found that I couldn't get the water off the canopy with the standard bridle.
I'll do some experiments with the standard size bridle but one that lets the sliders move further inward - in very light wind once it warms up here and we get some light steady winds.
One other thing, because it has no struts, the Cloud depowers on two front lines with an IDS type bridle way more than any strutted kite would.