I rig the same way whether I am getting an assist or solo launching. To date, I have never done a tethered launch. If I solo launch, its a drag launch, like in that Cab video. All my kites have a release that leaves the kite attached to the loop, not the leash, so I stay hooked in. And I never leave anyone in the window when I drag launch, as much as it seems they want to wander into my window. My favorite is when some geezer wants to set up base ten feet downwind from my kite when I am walking back from turning the kite. I swear, people have zero situational awareness or logic. Lets see, kite is strong enough to lift a grown man 20 feet into the air... What is the danger level from being too close? Is it teddy bear level? Small dog? Ninja? Freight train? Chuck Norris?bnthere wrote:your talking about a tethered launch or a drag launch?
don't launch with someone in your wind window, and hooked in or not the "advise" part of that post is:
be ready to disable the kite onto the leash system while self launching, in the event of an "issue."
because every once in a while a line does snag on the kite or the ground or whatever and the kite comes up hot and arching through the downwind area, and you need to be ready to ditch it onto the leash and disable it so you don't go flying. and that's the part that is so often left out in everybodies "this is how you do it" comments. be prepared to disable your kite when solo launching.
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