deniska wrote: ↑Wed Mar 27, 2019 3:51 pmSorry if that has been discussed already, but how do you self-land the soul in really powered conditions?
I am getting my 15 today and want to make sure I don't make an ass of myself tomorrow
I am aware of back stalling technique.. but would it work well when overpowered?
Hooking it to an anchor while at 45-60deg and running to catch it, seems to be the safest for the kite (if things go well) but may lead to epic fails, from what I've read so far..
I've had that happen to me too many times. Now instead of asking if they know how to land a kite, I ask if they know how to land a foil.
Where'd you get the FDS kit from? Problem I have about pulling the safety like that is the kite will drop through the power zone which will put more of a shock on the kite. I try to place the kite down on the beach by the edge of the window to help prevent this.airsail wrote: ↑Thu Mar 28, 2019 12:59 amI know it’s old school but I have a 5th on my Soul, just for self landing. In lighter winds I just backstall then walk up the lines.
If stronger I might backstall then hit the safety, kite folds in half and lays there. If it is too strong to backstall I put the kite overhead, hit the safety, the kite folds in half and drops in front of me.
It is very different.joriws wrote: ↑Wed Mar 27, 2019 5:59 pmI backstall land, unhook and single backline walk to kite in every condition we have if I have to land solo. I don't have soul but I doubt it is that different to my quiver of sonics,1&2 speed 3s and 4s I've had or currently own. In low winds I wind lines to bar in backstall position to reach the kite. Foil will sit there as long as backlines are backstall position. Too tight backlines may cause kite to lift up because trailing edge is too shallow angle and some air escapes the kite.
Another option could be slowspeed crashland kite to window edge (so that it collapses to taco), quickly unhook so kite starts at most slowly rolling downwind instead of opening due to line tension and backline-walk to recover flagged kite.
All above are variants of this video
If there is a smooth pole/tree downwind, backstall close to ground (stunt kite flying) and walk towards pole and when kite reaches the pole unhook it and it will flag around pole, collect the kite.
Someone yt even anchored cl, unhooked, put kite in mild dive angle and run to grab when kite is on your reach.
There are so many techniques.
Factories recommend basic technique to start with. But those techniques might have other effects like broken seams of fls side attachment points on very high winds.
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