Kitecult wrote:Anybody here know how to get out of the situation shown in the video above? What happens is that the kite falls, pics up wind again and inverts. When it is then back on the water, it cannot be relaunched because the power lines are actually on top of the kite, pushing it down. Does anybody know a way to correct this, without going out of the water? I had that situation a few times and everytime a friend just went to the wings of my kite and put the line back under the kite. But this is not the safest way I assume, cause the kite powers up again with your friend next to it. So, any suggestions?
1. Don't let your kite fall into water, hehe
2. If your kite is falling, try not to slack the lines. If lines are under tension when kite is falling, you can avoid inverting and relaunch it easily.
3. If your kite fell to water on slacking lines, it can be tricky to relaunch it. Your kite can be inverted. If you have 5th line, it will be wrapped around your kite. You have only option — safe release and swim to the shore. If you have 4 lines, but your kite is inverted, you can untwist it. To do so, you need to unhook and wrap lines on your bar inside out. This should be done when lines are under tension and you understand, which way you should turn them.
4. Most of time its either relaunching easily, either you need to swim to the shore.