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by chapinkite
Wed Jan 11, 2017 4:51 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Self Drift Launch
Replies: 41
Views: 4714

Re: Self Drift Launch

Hey guys thanks once again for you input on this important kite subject!. Since I launch in deep water and in light winds, from a couple of trials and input on this blog I have concluded the best way to launch for me is driving at iddle speed towards the wind, putting the kite with the main bladder ...
by chapinkite
Mon Dec 19, 2016 5:07 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Self Drift Launch
Replies: 41
Views: 4714

Re: Self Drift Launch

Thanks again guys. 5 line kites is where I'm having most trouble unwraping lines. Would you recomend keeping tension on one of the back lines, the 5th line or none?. Thanks again good winds!
by chapinkite
Wed Oct 05, 2016 5:52 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Self Drift Launch
Replies: 41
Views: 4714

Re: Self Drift Launch

everyone has a different technique in drift launching so keep trying them out until you find one that suits you. my technique is this, jump into the water with my kite bar & board. Then get on top of the leading edge so that water sloshes on top of the canopy. Get a few gallons on it. This water wi...
by chapinkite
Mon Oct 03, 2016 10:10 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Self Drift Launch
Replies: 41
Views: 4714

Self Drift Launch

Hi guys, given that I can Only launch from a boat with my wife, who will only drive the boat, I am in need of some advice in self drift launching. 3 years into kiting I have tried most techniques even got a tube called turbolauncher. It seems to be very hard to not have the kite flip or try to hot l...

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