Herman wrote: ↑Fri Feb 05, 2021 12:20 pmIf it is really nuking you are not going to put you kite to Z to flag it. Nor do you need to, if it has any height as soon as it is flagged it will drift so fast that it make it all the way down wind.
Imho there is no point in having the kite stationary and very low or on the tip when flagging as it will most likely tumble back downwind. But you can fly it down and out of the window flagging at the last moment to reduce the impact of the crash and allow the kite to sit in the beach parked position. I would prefer to be doing this into water and I call this dumping the kite. As the wind gets stronger the violence required to fly it down and out of the window increases, also it is not something that can be easily practiced so hard to build up expertise. Particularly as I nearly always tether launch and land.
However, getting back to the point, having done safety checks. My current strategy for dumping kites is to trim in for unhooking. Unhook with the kite a 40°, if I fancy being able to fly it out of the window for the parked position I go for it, releasing the bar just before impact. If I don’t fancy it I do a final check of the down wind area and just release the bar and hold the leash qr.
My question is for people who dump there kites in water. Do you just run to the kite or do you retrieve the kite by packing the bar down as in a self rescue???
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