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by mike pepper
Sat Dec 14, 2019 9:22 am
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: foil kite catcher
Replies: 46
Views: 4264

Re: foil kite catcher

Your right- It would be a lot of strain on the lines of the stake was concerted into the ground & you continued to power the kite up. One time I did do that & the kite tore the stake & the two sandbags up in the air with it- not a good situation! As soon as you hook a line you have to push the bar a...
by mike pepper
Sat Dec 14, 2019 4:44 am
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: foil kite catcher
Replies: 46
Views: 4264

Re: foil kite catcher

I have been testing my umbrella catcher this winter. It works well, & on a deserted beach in 20kts gives me a level of confidence I can safely finish my session. I’ve shared it with a friend of mine down country who kites alone a lot as well and we have both tested several permutations on the umbrel...
by mike pepper
Fri Jun 28, 2019 3:42 pm
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: foil kite catcher
Replies: 46
Views: 4264

Re: foil kite catcher

BRILLIANT! Thanks for sharing. I’m going to make one & test at my local beach. At the moment I park my kite in a largish shrub then spend 20 minutes untangling the kite lines from all the branches.
by mike pepper
Fri Jan 25, 2019 9:34 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Fastest animals in the ocean are...
Replies: 26
Views: 3001

Re: Fastest animals in the ocean are......

Very cool idea
by mike pepper
Sun Sep 09, 2018 11:54 pm
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Self Landing Foilkites in 20+kts
Replies: 47
Views: 5403

Self Landing Foilkites in 20+kts

Self Landing Foil Kites in 20+kts Easy enough when someone is there to catch the wing tip but when no one is there as I see it there are 4 options: Drop to side of window and sprint down wind to where the kite will tumble, then spend the next 40 minutes unravelling the bridal lines and picking the s...

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