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by PullStrings
Tue Nov 17, 2020 5:41 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: The best way to self land 4 line kite with low V
Replies: 56
Views: 6262

Re: The best way to self land 4 line kite with low V

A good launch to me is when the catcher lets go and the kite just sits there. Definitely ! On wide open beaches with clean high winds many will toss your kite upward by habit Well when this happens i bring it right back down and make the kite sit for a moment or two A good landing is when the kite ...
by PullStrings
Mon Nov 16, 2020 5:58 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: The best way to self land 4 line kite with low V
Replies: 56
Views: 6262

Re: The best way to self land 4 line kite with low V

Thanks purdyd Yes herman As soon as catcher grabs tight the resting upright LE immediately move towards him/her to totally slack the front lines and facilitate the handling of the kite Very helpful to make it easier for less experienced catchers Catchers that are experienced will at the same time wa...
by PullStrings
Sun Nov 15, 2020 9:54 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: The best way to self land 4 line kite with low V
Replies: 56
Views: 6262

Re: The best way to self land 4 line kite with low V

Thanks chalks & purdyd Bit off the self land topic now but relevant since you want the kite very stable on the beach to walk up the lines all the way Witnessed a lady assistant trying to "catch " a men's kite just recently I was 100 meters downwind of them after landing my 8m in 32kn of wind and wal...
by PullStrings
Fri Nov 06, 2020 9:01 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Post-truth politics & ram air kites
Replies: 18
Views: 1915

Re: Post-truth politics & ram air kites

We win !!!!
Overwhelming majority of people love using pumps

Saw a guy out on a ram air yesterday
It looked so out of place in the ocean waves

One pump-less lonely soul !!
by PullStrings
Thu Nov 05, 2020 5:20 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: The best way to self land 4 line kite with low V
Replies: 56
Views: 6262

Re: The best way to self land 4 line kite with low V

Wind was side on at 20-25 kn at beach while rigging my 10 when someone asked me to land their 12 by catching it I saw an opportunity to coach on how to walk the lines to the kite I walked to him an asked if he has done it before and if he would like a demonstration He said sure i would like to see t...
by PullStrings
Thu Oct 29, 2020 3:26 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: The best way to self land 4 line kite with low V
Replies: 56
Views: 6262

Re: The best way to self land 4 line kite with low V

Why do people insist of detaching themselves and putting the bar down No reason to It seems very obvious to me. If you're still attached to your kite (even only to the self rescue line), with a strong gust, your kite could relaunch and you'll have to let go the line. After that, your bar can get dr...
by PullStrings
Thu Oct 29, 2020 2:33 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: The best way to self land 4 line kite with low V
Replies: 56
Views: 6262

Re: The best way to self land 4 line kite with low V

Bille wrote:
Wed Oct 28, 2020 8:03 pm
PullStrings wrote:
Wed Oct 28, 2020 4:39 pm
...

Just another day at the beach
Self landing success
Beer time !
Yea But :
What kind of beer ; if it was keystone light beer, then None of
that counts !! :D

Bille
Fully agree
8.0 % made it count

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by PullStrings
Wed Oct 28, 2020 4:39 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: The best way to self land 4 line kite with low V
Replies: 56
Views: 6262

Re: The best way to self land 4 line kite with low V

Real life situation last night at beach surfboard sesh Onshore wind 15 kn high tide with nasty chaos shore break backwash bouncing off sand dune Put up a 14 sqm Made it out upwind into the 3-4ft waves Was fun and wind picked up gradually over the hour to 20kn no big deal i'm used to it Time to go in...
by PullStrings
Tue Oct 27, 2020 2:29 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: The best way to self land 4 line kite with low V
Replies: 56
Views: 6262

Re: The best way to self land 4 line kite with low V

About the video It's good and i don't have one Why do people insist of detaching themselves and putting the bar down No reason to Your eyes are off the kites for a little bit If soft sand the wet bar gets dirty When you get to kite you have to go back to get the bar If it's getting dark and you take...
by PullStrings
Mon Oct 26, 2020 3:57 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: The best way to self land 4 line kite with low V
Replies: 56
Views: 6262

Re: The best way to self land 4 line kite with low V

That's correct You could end up far from your anchor when its time to land right away Like you @purdyd walking all the way to the kite is what i do Walking the lines of any type of V or Y low...medium...high does not matter Been doing that for over 20 years I suggest for people to start in lighter w...

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