Osprey1 wrote:Remember that unhooked is the original way to kite It's really not hard to unhook, just be sure your leash is attached so it doesn't pull your safety and that when you try your first tricks you do them in only lightly to moderately powered conditions. Also be sure that you have enough depower pulled so your kite isn't oversheeted.
Unhooking isn't all about freestyle, as learning to ride waves unhooked at times can be immensely satisfying.
my brother who is a lot better unhooked than me always attaches to the flag out line. He rides torches and is really good at relaunching them. He says he would rather just drop straight down when he drops the bar than get worked by a kite on the suicide attachment. I usually ride 4 line fuels and if you know anything about flagging to a single line on a 4 line C kite, well one word describes it, spaghetti so I rig suicide.
Crashes are a lot less wicked when you leash to the regular safety so leash however you like. Also when you leash to the regular flag out line you are not as likely to explode your kite like a suicide leashed kite can sometimes do.