I mentioned at the beginning of this thread that this whole thing can be done unhooked. I'll just mention it again since we're mostly in agreement that the method shown in the video is a bad idea, since the thread continues for some reason. I have never tried the method shown in the video and didn't think it was the best way, but the more glaring safety issue was watching her run up to an unsecured kite while still hooked in to it.Go up the centerline of your low or high "Y" with confidence...kite on wingtip is waiting for your move
I remain hooked in and get kite LE down securely
Nice idea, it doesn't always work in reality.rig the correct size kite that you know you can land by yourself
Come in to shore before a dangerous wind increase situation
Im sorry i got the terminology wrong. How is it not self landing? I aalways have the leash with me, and there is allmost allways something to fix it to. Worst case, you can bury your board in sand and fix it to the board.gonewiththewind wrote:If you tether the chicken loop to a fixed object, that is not self-landing or self-launching. And it won't help you when you need to come to shore to fix something at an unexpected spot during your downwinder. And it won't help you when you travel to a big beach without any posts where you want to launch. It's a good supplementary method to use under certain circumstances. But very kiter should know how to self-launch and self-land his kite and practice it regularly. That means no tethering to stakes, posts, etc.
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