That is exactly my self-launch strategy. Only problem, albeit minor, is the kitebag with more sand in it than if itwere not used as a kitetender weight.stickboy wrote:how about adding a quick release shackle to the kitebag you just took kite out of, fill it with sand, rocks, whatever and there you go, instant kitetender?
..................................mickeyd wrote:kitezilla wrote:Wetstuff,
Here are some pictures of a "Line Tender/Dispenser" device......
Do you have any written details on how to make one of those line tenders?
All sand where I use it and yes it has pulled my kite in the past but I have learned that the anchor needs to be set properly. Along with a good set you need to make sure you have enough line on the anchor to keep the angle proper so it can dig into the bottom, just like you would on a boat.dksurfer wrote:Wetstuff, I tried a similar system and it really doesn't work well unless the bottom is mud where the anchor can hold well. In places where the bottom is sandy the kite can and will pull the anchor out! I use a similar system in the winter but I replace the anchor with an ice-screw, and it works very well!
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