My experience would be there is more pull from the kite when dropped to one line as the kite ends up down wind and can buck around and fly. Although usually at some point it will end up leading edge down it is not in a stable position.I still think releasing to single flag out line is best approach in strong winds,
That's cool use what works or has worked for you so farBaptiste_FR wrote: ↑Wed Oct 28, 2020 4:51 pmIt seems very obvious to me. If you're still attached to your kite (even only to the self rescue line), with a strong gust, your kite could relaunch and you'll have to let go the line. After that, your bar can get dragged on the beach and get stuck in some rock, branch or any fix object or causing tangled lines then initiating a death loop.
Of course, the probability of this event is low, but still plausible. When you detach from the kite, it won't happen, you'll loose the kite but you'll stay alive and no wounds.
That is why when I'm alone, I always choose a spot with a wide area to self land using an anchor point.
After I had two self-landings like described here go wrong, I decided I would always just ditch the kite to a single line. I've done it well over 100 times now in the past 5 years, on lakes, on deserted beaches, even in the surf. Never had a problem. The most common situation is a downwinder at Cape Town to the beach downwind of Haakgat, by which time the wind is usually howling over 30 knots and very gusty. The beach is wide open and generally deserted in these conditions. It works perfectly every time, and knowing that gives me the confidence to do these downwinders on my own. I still do normal self-landings in a wide variety of situations, but only in lower winds and preferably in a situation where I can dump the kite in a wind shadow behind a dune or something.purdyd wrote: ↑Thu Oct 29, 2020 3:23 pmMy experience would be there is more pull from the kite when dropped to one line as the kite ends up down wind and can buck around and fly. Although usually at some point it will end up leading edge down it is not in a stable position.I still think releasing to single flag out line is best approach in strong winds,
If you drop to one line on the side using the top and it doesn’t stay there you end up with it downwind again and on a single line.
The idea that it will fly upside down at the side with one rear line is interesting and might come in handy at some point.
Personally I prefer the walk up two lines as I know it works.
Yes, I would prefer a an assisted landing or tethered but that is not always an option.
Heck I came back from one session and my tether had been stolen,
You should be able to land your kite on your own without those aids.
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