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Re: Best relaunch in marginal conditions?

Postby joriws » Mon Apr 13, 2015 1:41 pm

Peter_Frank wrote: So true, many of these "super" easy low wind relaunches are a bit, hmmm, not so much real life when talking wind between 5 and 9 knots in deep water ?

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He is my real life entry with deep water relaunch Speed3 21m under wind effect area of the tree line. Just keep the board on the feet as drift anchor. I've once done reverse relaunch without board and it was doable but not as easy.

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Re: Best relaunch in marginal conditions?

Postby Hawaiis » Mon Apr 13, 2015 6:00 pm

Flysurfer Speed 3 21m is easy to relaunch.

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Re: Best relaunch in marginal conditions?

Postby borist » Mon Apr 13, 2015 7:36 pm

cglazier wrote:For deep water relaunching in light wind I have found it best to immediately sit on your board (assuming your board is floaty enough) and then relaunch. Having both hands free makes it much better to either do a reverse launch (pull both back lines) or a normal relaunch (pull one steering line and the opposite front line) or a trailing edge down relaunch (pull both front lines hard).

When straddling the board with my legs dangling in the water, it provides some resistance and it seems more effective than if I stay swimming in the water trying to hold onto my board and relaunch.

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I second that. I find relaunching sitting on the board a lot easier than having my feet in the straps. This way I have a good view of the situation, keeping lines and bar free of tangles... Tilting the board I can create lot of resistance in the right direction. Plus it is lot less physically demanding

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Re: Best relaunch in marginal conditions?

Postby Regis-de-giens » Wed Jan 20, 2021 8:51 pm

this one at 1:27 was great after 4 minutes in the water ; 18m2 in about 5-6 knots when relaunching

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Re: Best relaunch in marginal conditions?

Postby Cdog » Wed Jan 20, 2021 9:28 pm

Take this with a grain of salt Sitting on my board was hard to Balance and it didn’t give me enough resistance
what helps me relaunching in light winds is getting rid of my harness hook
once I went to a rope slider I could lay on my board and pull it across my chest to add that resistance so I can re-launch at Kite in light winds
And that led to me standing on my wing underwater and pulling the board toward me to add resistance
More important to me is to not try to re-launch going off shore
that if it's light and I'm having a problem relaunching I only try to re-launch heading toward shore.

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