Cefirmeza wrote: ↑
Mon May 06, 2019 8:12 pm
Can you talk more about this center/rear lines trick?
I gues there is something to do with keeping the tension on the lines otherwise it may stall during a messed up turn.
No it's something else entirely.
If you have ever owned a 2005 era C kite you will know about the 5th line relaunch. To do this you haul in the 5th line I mean a lot, not just an inch or two. The kite then rolls over on its back. At this point you swim to one side and tug the other rear line. Eventually the kite rolls on its side. At this point you tug a rear line, and maybe jelly fish the centers a little to get it to rise up. Now the opposite line trick is way way better than this. You might ask why didn't they do this back in 2005 and that's because in 2005 nobody had a low V it was all high Y's and 5th line.
Anyway here's the technique. Haul in a ton of line on either center. The kite will roll on to it's back and a little bit to the side. Put a little bit on tension on the opposite rear line. The kite will start to flip over, now release the center line and keep tension on the rear line. The kill will roll to it's side and start to launch. Jelly fish the kite if it's reluctant to leave the water. Unlike the 5th line technique mentioned first, opposite center and rears doesn't require you to do any swimming as the kite rolls into the correct position right away and doesn't end up on its back like it does with a 5th line. Opposite center and rear lines will work when both a single rear line or reverse line won't work because there's not enough wind.
I dunno maybe I should make a video? Opposite center and rear line is a well known technique that allows you to launch any tube kite when tugging a rear line doesn't work. I looked around for a viddy about how this works didn't find one, I dunno, maybe I'l make one?
edit: just read jump the shark he has the correct description, my words are little different but it's the same thing that I described.