Never ever try to pull a dropped foil kite if it is more than 30 m distance!
Not important on which lines or if on additional lines, wont work anyway !
Every existing foil kite will fill with water at least by capillarity of the sewings, the more the sewings have been loaded in the past, especially by pulling it through the water
, the faster it will fill in the future !!
@elguapo: Very good video and explanation. Thanks
Here is another one, from more close up but exactly the same methode.
No there is absolutely no decision to make:
If you are not 99,9 % sure, that the next gust will allow you to relaunch ... then:
start the shown dismounting process, even if it might be just for exercise and you turn back mounting if wind comes back. Exercise will be important to do it well.
As mentioned never ever wait 5-10 minutes and especially never ever try to peddling with a foil kite anywhere.
Creating a see anchor by peddling will pull you much faster into any current trouble than any dismounting process will, which never needs more then 10 minutes. If there is a current that takes you within 10 minutes into trouble:
then your error has been to go kiting there.
If your kite is tangled and can't relaunch: Just use the exact same process to dismount till you reach the point to untangle and then rebuild and restart again.
There is no combination and no excuse to not do it the shown way, but
- read the manual which already explains everything basicly, https://flysurfer.com/downloads/downloa ... l-english/
- you should learn to sit on your board
- you should learn to dismount and mount your kite in a clean way first on land, then in the shallow and in the last step in the deep water
If you can do this, all problems you could ever have with foil kites in water will be gone ...
... and if you are experienced you will be the first back on land, before the tube kiters are, even if your kite drops last.