edt wrote: ↑Tue Apr 06, 2021 11:48 pmYou are getting a wing tip wrap. This is entirely kite dependent and you'll have to switch to a different kite or only do tethered launches
I've owned one kite which did this constantly so the only option was a tethered launch
The problem with the kite was excessively long bridle
Now all my kites have short bridles
Anyway that's my guess
I've had one kite (Zeeko Krush) which was really prone to those wing tip wraps during self launch, and I mitigated it through pulling all the bridle (the one that was closer to where I'd be when launching) outside of the leading edge and towards me before self launching, instead of leaving it inside of the arc of the kite. This reduced the slack in that bridle when the kite started to rotate, and being already on the correct side of the kite, it prevented the upwind wingtip (or strut?) to somehow try and get into that bridle. I won't say it has totally eliminated the issue, but it has limited that tip wrap issue to a few percent of times, as opposed to something like 50-75%.
I'm self launching almost all the times, and I've had a few sketchy self-launches with that kite before I really understood what was happening and put my mitigation technique in place. Although it always self sorts itself out, this can happen at the wrong moment if the kite is facing the wrong direction.
Now, I consider that long bridles that can grab on a wing tip or strut ends are a design flaw even if line deflectors and tapered strut ends help quite a bit for that too.