Thanks for the secound video from Bubi and Armin, was looking for it but didn't find it. The speed 1 was already pretty good doing this, tried it myself in 2006. But I think under our conditions with less than 10 knts would have been difficult, not just because of the lack of Lotus fabric, but also as Sp 1 didn't open the B-level.
Do-it wrote:way to much work.... didn't see much riding afterwards
I translated the Résumé of the newer German tutorial, to give an impression about the needed effort in the original topic:
http://kiteforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=19 ... 94#p952194
first we thought to cut a video about the whole great day with all the riding and fun around. But as everything takes time and we have already posted enough other riding videos, we thought it is better to concentrate on the tutorial.
But now, just for you some expressions about the great day we had before and especially after the water launch, while most of the other kiters in our zone maybe where claiming in the internet forum about: "No wind", "to much work to get out" and so on
But maybe they also had fun their way doing this
So before we went into the water, we had to check if the wind was just 6 or hopefully around 8 knts. Going with the unicycle was indeed the biggest effort of the day as I am still beginner
After the shown water launch we where cruising
Till a hard 12 knt gust hits us and Marko exploded the first time
While Marko recovered I started to go around and meet some other friends with their boat
As I enjoy the challenge, I went upwind till the end of the lake into a gusty low wind lee
to see how long the kite will stay up and to see how it will relaunch nearly without wind afterwards
(we still have to write a test report about the new sonic2 and so we are testing the extrem parameters)
When getting together with Marko again we went 6 km downwind to check out the other corners of the lake
Afterwards I once again went 6 km upwind to impress some guys on the sup with some jumps
Also Mischa from http://www.kitejunkie.com
meets us on the end on the water, also launching his 13 m Sonic2 from the water. But the battery of the gopro was already empty after 2 hours of riding.
So just a photo of his unicycle tries after the around 3 hour kite session.
On the end we tried to drive to a nice restaurant to get pizza, but the traffic around the lake was terrible, so Marko gets off, to beat the traffic and all the guys with their Porsches
And as he was successful
Pizza was delivered and eaten still hot