Starsky wrote:I have had at least three close calls losing track off the board after a crash. You take your eye off it for a second to get the kite back up and it takes an extra minute. By the time you look around there is nothing but glare and chop. I make damn sure to pay close attention to where that board is at all times now. In some conditions boards move really fast and with your head at water level! I hate that pit in the stomach feeling when you realize you are unsure where you should even be looking. Have had to go ashore for a bit of elevation to find my foil. Usually its farther away than I feared.
3InletsWindsports wrote:I have often thought of using a parachute packing idea where the lines are zigzag laid into a series of rubber bands. So when deployed the lines come out in sequence.
We used this in ski racing (waterski) with 2 skiers on 175ft ropes. 175ft back from start line skiers drop off and as boat idled up to start line ropes peeled out.
Maybe using the bridle as a rubber band location point you could swim out lying in kite pushing foil ahead of you, then sit on foil and push kite away to drift and deploy.
fun2kite wrote:Once far enough , disconnect the leash , drift launch and ride away!
my board has enough volume to paddle on (Moses T40 )
Anybody see an issues with this approach ?
3InletsWindsports wrote:The rubber bands would loop around bridle line, larkshead knot style.
Go from one side of kite to the other so shouldn't have too many rubber bands.
As you finish fit chicken loop onto pump leash so no lines accidentally slip behind.
Maybe there's a YouTube vid about parachute packing.
fun2kite wrote:I also came up with an idea I will try next time I am on the water and report how it will work. It basically this :
Use a kite-leash ......
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