petato2 wrote: ↑
Fri Aug 11, 2017 7:41 am
Ciscokitesurfer I tried your Selflaunch as in your vídeo yesterday, It works great. I am carrying a sand bag with the kite from now on.
Different thing now is self landing this kite, did not needed yesterday but I ll need to figure It out, specially in high winds.
All kites can be a challenge to self land in HIGH winds, but the SST is particularly troublesome due to the raised nose. I can't get it to sit in any fashion that I'd trust it before I could get to the kite. Lighter winds, no problem. High winds that like to flow under and grab it, no way.
In those situations, if nobody is around I release it to safety. I usually go out with my leash line attached to the UPPER center line of whichever way I plan on landing. Bring the kite down where you want to land it and deploy your safety. If you do that, when you pull the safety, 99% of the time it just lies down immediately flat and you can walk up the leash line to the kite (or pull it in if it's a wet landing).
If you bring the kite down to deploy the safety and the lower
center line is leashed, well, then it's 50/50. Sometimes it lays down, sometimes it spins and lays down. And every once in a while it spins all the way up over your head and lands on the other side of the wind window. Those are puckering times. Plan ahead.