hey Guys SPLEENE has a new 15.5 QX lite (also a 17.7M) and let me tell you that this is a awesome Kite.. For a 15.5 it pulls like most 17m and turns very well best turning 15 I think I have flown. during a Demo yesterday one customer told me that the 17.7 pulled harder then his 19m and turned faster then his rrd 15m .Very strong but still lite construction if you are looking for a great lite wind option you owe it to your self to test these new kites!!!!!
Okinawa Kiter wrote:We self launch our Edges all the time using a tether. Piss easy never had or seen a problem. We have areas where you can clip a D ring onto a rope set your kite and then hook in. Drift launching is just wearing out your gear unless you are on a sandy beach and have no where to tie off to or no one to assist you. Foils never need an assisted launch.
Any of you been kiting long enough where we use to fold over the tip of the inflatable kite and pile a bunch of sand on it then self launch? Haven't seen that done in probably over 10 years now.
I launch like that every time, even on my 19m edge. I started using a sandbag to save the kite a bit thanks to the advice of supaez. Reverse launch is also very doable even with the large size, even when I wasn't able to ride with my home made inefficient foil board