What if you wait to relaunch and the wind doesn't pick up soon enough?
With foils being the kings of the lightest wind and therefore being used close to unrelaunchable winds, I'm surprised we don't hear much about swims in with foils.
Is it a very rare occurrence?
The expletives start about 2:30
That whole vid is a terrible advert for a foil, the guy should not have been on it, he doesn't understand how it flies.
I'm with Tone on this one.
I learned on foils 10 years ago ; still have most my quiver of Venom's for the land-buggy.
I am Real surprised that Nobody noticed this, but at Exactly 2:30 , when the kite
was at near zenith and hardly moving from looking at the lines ...
He has the bar pulled IN !!!
about 1/2 !!!
That is a Big-time No-no with a foil ; you Must Always keep them moving, in light
wind, or it will fall out of the sky , (ask ANY San Diego kiter) the answer will be the same
KEEP THE KITE MOVING in a nice figure-8 pattern, and do NOT sheet in (.) Actually
even More than , (Don't sheet-In), Ya sometimes want to grab the front-lines and
give them a small Tug, to get more speed in the kite.
Anyone who is deterred from purchasing this kite based on that video, is a
bit ignorant on how and why they work. I said ignorant and Not stupid, so please
don't get offended.