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CARMELHILL
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Safety flag out line conflicts with gopro?

Postby CARMELHILL » Wed Jun 05, 2019 3:12 am

I've gotten comfy with my new Ozone Hyperlink 12m and want to add my gopro to the lines next time out. But I have a question that I should probably know already since I've been kiting since 2005. The best way to land a foil in pumping conditions, without an assistant, is the flag out line safety release. Does that still work if you have a gopro mounted to the front flying lines? I'm guessing no, but wanted to check first. When flying LEI I always tied my chicken loop to a buried sandbag.

I no longer have the option of mounting the camera on the center strut. Where do you mount your gopro, and how do you land your kite? Backstalling?.....I haven't tried that yet.

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Re: Safety flag out line conflicts with gopro?

Postby StillLovinIt » Wed Jun 05, 2019 5:23 am

I don't own a GoPro but the Camrig GoPro Line Mount is designed to let the safety front line slide through the mount so it should work with a foil kite:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KFWxQ6A ... tu.be&t=98
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CARMELHILL
Medium Poster
Posts: 75
Joined: Fri Sep 30, 2005 8:33 pm
Kiting since: 2005
Local Beach: Robert Moses Field 5
Gear: Ozone Hyperlink V1 - 7m and 12m (2018)
Cabrinha Switchblade 14 (2017)
Switch x4 bar (2018)
Best Float 33 (2006), Cabrinha Prodigy 158 for light wind (2005)
Slighshot Alienair 2019 with Naish WS1 (2018)
Cabrinha Squid Launcher 5'2" (2017)
Slingshot Screamer 5'6" (2017)
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Location: East Northport, NY
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Re: Safety flag out line conflicts with gopro?

Postby CARMELHILL » Wed Jun 05, 2019 1:44 pm

Thanks for the tip and link.


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