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Re: Fixing inverted kite `

Postby kitelife » Wed Mar 06, 2019 5:45 pm

skideeppow wrote:
Wed Mar 06, 2019 5:07 pm

Inverted kite is such an easy fix. Put the kite on the water, and pull on one of the outside lines. Leave slack on the other three lines. The kite will flap in the wind and then it will blow downwind, with the one line holding it.

The kite will then flap rightside in.

Works better in heavier winds.
This is done after ejecting/flagging the kite? Don’t think I’d want to be hooked in and pulling an outside line.

My first reaction would be to eject anyway. I wouldn’t fly a 9m to shore inside out.

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Re: Fixing inverted kite `

Postby skideeppow » Mon Mar 11, 2019 6:35 pm

kitelife wrote:
Wed Mar 06, 2019 5:45 pm
skideeppow wrote:
Wed Mar 06, 2019 5:07 pm

Inverted kite is such an easy fix. Put the kite on the water, and pull on one of the outside lines. Leave slack on the other three lines. The kite will flap in the wind and then it will blow downwind, with the one line holding it.

The kite will then flap rightside in.

Works better in heavier winds.
This is done after ejecting/flagging the kite? Don’t think I’d want to be hooked in and pulling an outside line.

My first reaction would be to eject anyway. I wouldn’t fly a 9m to shore inside out.
No this is done while still flying. It is so easy and have i have done it dozens of times. You pull on one outside line.
What do you forsee the issue being? I have never had any issue with this.
to be clear you do this while the kite is on the water. Not while it is in the air, which would result in some excessive downlooping.

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Re: Fixing inverted kite `

Postby vela99 » Mon Mar 11, 2019 10:32 pm

skideeppow wrote:
Wed Mar 06, 2019 5:07 pm
edt wrote:
Sun Mar 03, 2019 6:25 pm
Yeah an inverted kite is the real problem. How do you fix it, I dunno, usually I just pull the QR, then refly the kite after it sorts itself out if it's possible swim in if it's not. Pretty risky flying a kite inside out.
Inverted kite is such an easy fix. Put the kite on the water, and pull on one of the outside lines. Leave slack on the other three lines. The kite will flap in the wind and then it will blow downwind, with the one line holding it.

The kite will then flap rightside in.

Works better in heavier winds.
I have done it like this two times successfully. I thought I just got lucky. Good to see others succeed too.
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Re: Fixing inverted kite

Postby JakeFarley » Tue Mar 12, 2019 2:48 am

Have never seen a kite inverted like that. Would think possible damage? I have had my lines crossed twice after kite Hindenburged. Relaunched and flew back to land kite and sort out.

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Re: Fixing inverted kite

Postby gator1 » Tue Mar 12, 2019 4:11 am

Good skill to have.

I've done it on the beach.

I've seen it done on water, but a bit trickier with kite downwind and pulling


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