It's actually much easier than it looks.Kosh wrote:The most scary part with kiting is being in deep water with the kite and lines in the sea.
Always afraid when the lines loose tension. Too easy to suddenly get a part of your body around a line..
Would never try doing the stuff in the video (unpacking and launching the kite from water)
The lines never go slack becasue the kite is downwind of you.
As the kite drifts away there is always a fair bit of tension in the lines.
Also an important thing to remember is that with the flysurfer kites you drift the kite downwind with only about 25% of inflation. The kite will not take off without getting more air into the kite.
Then once it launches, after pulling in on the front lines and getting more air into the kite, it goes up with very little power becasue it is partially inflatted and as a result super inefficient.