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Re: Laying out lines: Upwind or Downwind?

Postby matth » Sat Mar 15, 2014 1:28 pm

I just did a fly over (love google maps) . West coast of Australia has many spots that this could be. Assumming Westozzy lives in western Australia. My first guess is Peel inlet, Harvey estuary, Wilson inlet, Princess royal harbour, Irwin inlet, Hardy, lake Preston, lake Clifton. The north west looks very remote.
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Re: Laying out lines: Upwind or Downwind?

Postby Flight Time » Sat Mar 15, 2014 1:30 pm

Bain wrote:Americans really do have a hard time thinking outside their own little world. (I say that as an American)
As an American, I have no problem seeing out of my own world. I have lived abroad, and visited several countries. Its just that the world in the photos looks just like my world, and I can see it just fine! :lol:

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Re: Laying out lines: Upwind or Downwind?

Postby Westozzy » Sat Mar 15, 2014 1:31 pm

Christ read my username for a clue. Lol. Florida ha ha ha never even been there. Sure it's nice though.

If using that small bit of shoreline it's a upwind setup.

If we use the grassed area it's a downwind or cross wind setup.

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Re: Laying out lines: Upwind or Downwind?

Postby matth » Sat Mar 15, 2014 1:44 pm

did i even come close Westozzy?

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Re: Laying out lines: Upwind or Downwind?

Postby Flight Time » Sat Mar 15, 2014 10:26 pm

South Carolina, final answer. :D

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Re: Laying out lines: Upwind or Downwind?

Postby Westozzy » Sat Mar 15, 2014 11:19 pm

matth wrote:did i even come close Westozzy?


Much Closer than South Carolina... :D

Actually there is one other guy that kites that spot now and then and he actually drift launches his fuels and rpms. Every time.

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Re: Laying out lines: Upwind or Downwind?

Postby Flight Time » Sun Mar 16, 2014 1:33 am

Westozzy wrote:
matth wrote:did i even come close Westozzy?
Much Closer than South Carolina... :D
Dammit! :lol:

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Re: Laying out lines: Upwind or Downwind?

Postby Westozzy » Sun Mar 16, 2014 2:30 am

Flight time if ya ever in this part of the world drop me a line bud and I will show ya around.

Although when I had Yankee visitors my only stipulation is they sit and watch the castle (an Aussie classic) while eating lamb chops and drinking Aussie beer and if they don't find it funny then I don't take em kiting. Lol!
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Re: Laying out lines: Upwind or Downwind?

Postby Flight Time » Sun Mar 16, 2014 2:53 am

Westozzy wrote:Flight time if ya ever in this part of the world drop me a line bud and I will show ya around.

Although when I had Yankee visitors my only stipulation is they sit and watch the castle (an Aussie classic) while eating lamb chips and drinking Aussie beer and if they don't fid it funny then I don't take em kiting. Lol!
Hey I can handle all that. Lamb is tasty. :P

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Re: Laying out lines: Upwind or Downwind?

Postby CKite » Sun Mar 16, 2014 4:44 am

Both ways work. In our school we teach the students to set the lines always downwind.

1. It is easier to see the bridles are easier to connect to the correct line

2. The Kite is fully out of the power zone. Setting the lines upwind the kite is placed in the center of the power zone so if a student does a wrone move picking up the bar and pulling a line it might happen that the kite starts flying.

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