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Safely self-launch with a line-mount GoPro?

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RadDrDuke
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Safely self-launch with a line-mount GoPro?

Postby RadDrDuke » Mon Apr 16, 2018 12:38 am

I have a camrig and use it occasionally but only when I have an assist launch. The videos are by far the best you can get with a GoPro.

I would like to use it more but I self-launch frequently and it's pretty sketchy self launching with it weighing/tangling on your lines as anyone who has tried knows.

Does anyone have a technique or device that allows the to safely and easily self-launch with a line-mount GoPro rig? I would love to hear it.

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Re: Safely self-launch with a line-mount GoPro?

Postby NorCalNomad » Mon Apr 16, 2018 1:30 am

Tethered launches help.

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Re: Safely self-launch with a line-mount GoPro?

Postby Palti » Sat May 12, 2018 1:15 am

Hey
i only self launch my kites. I use some sand filled bags burried in the beach with a big metal hook used in climbing to connect the kite. Than i position the kite at the edge of the windwindow until its stable and than i go to the lines and connect than the Kitemount into the V. for me its the best method. no problems at all with this procedure. try it and you gonna see how good it works .


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