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Self-Launch System

Postby ascendkiteboarding » Mon May 28, 2007 8:21 pm

I've read several post where people can't self-launch or wont go kiting due to fear of a single person beach launch. I've come up with a way to self launch using a small system. I'll spend the next few months or so designing and testing it then I'll select a few extremely windy places and have kiters try it out.

Hopefully it will be ready for next season;) Oh yeah, I'll patent the thing too;)

If it works do you folks think $30.00 would be worth it? I'm not trying to get rich but if it buys me a few kites I'd be happy.

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Postby uncleneil » Mon May 28, 2007 8:32 pm

Can you say "TURBO LAUNCHER"?

Lucky if you could buy 1 kite but ggod luck.

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Postby ascendkiteboarding » Mon May 28, 2007 8:43 pm

LOL that is sooooo not in the direction I was heading as far as engineering. That thing looks like you would pour coffee or soup out of it :)

The one thing I may need is for someone to donate a kite (only kite) so that I can run test to see if the idea will damage any part of the kite (lines, kite, you;)

That product will doesn't take into account..... well I'll shut up, don't want to give too much info out.

post your thoughts please

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Postby voodoospirit » Mon May 28, 2007 8:58 pm

it is called Foils =)

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Postby tungsten222 » Mon May 28, 2007 9:02 pm

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Postby Pike » Mon May 28, 2007 9:10 pm

self launching is already very easy and there are a number of ways of doing it really very safely.
however I AM interested in kit which will launch a kite with little or NO wear on my kites. I have tried a number of methods but because of the type of beach I kite on and space I drift launch (kite catches wind as I move and difts, then rolls over then launches, me attached at all times).

So for me it is low or no kite wear and usable in all beach types (Mine = very tidal, thus wet muddy sand (low tide) and also dirty, messy sand with little space between water and dunes (high tide)).
and please do not have it use posts or car bumpers as most beaches don't have such luxuries!

Best of luck mate! :thumb:
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Postby russbates » Mon May 28, 2007 9:16 pm

If it actually worked, im up for something that doesnt involve any damage to my kites and will allow my to self launch in the upper limits of 7m C winds

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Postby bleighty » Mon May 28, 2007 10:05 pm

pick up one of those dog leash yard screw-in thingys and you are 100% set.. can self launch and land any sle kite with absolute ease..

there is nothing that could be easier.

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Postby ascendkiteboarding » Mon May 28, 2007 10:14 pm

yup you're getting closer, the only thing is the damage to the kite. control the flip flap

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Postby kitezilla » Mon May 28, 2007 11:18 pm

Hey MrLiquid,

Welcome to the club of “Eccentric Solo Kite Launchingâ€Â


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