flying doctor wrote: ↑
Fri Jun 12, 2020 6:44 am
I bought a used 5 with the connect bar, the 5th line (b-safe) was already attached. It's an easy way to kill all power but I'd rather get rid of it.
If I crash it in the water and it wraps around itself it would be impossible to relaunch, and as we can see here there are other ways to land the kite.
But: removing the 5th leaves me without a flag out on the connect bar. How have others dealt with that?
But for foiling you dont need the flag out, right?
I think that is how we have all dealt with that.
Backing the kite down is my most used method (and put your board edge on the bar, then the kite is powered up and stays down on the ground), but can be tricky in some conditions, so to the side, backing it down out there, and hoping it wont tumble, is the second method.
Apart from landing in wind shelter, but often not possible (I like the idea about using your board as shelter though, but I dont like having tiny lines and canopy wrapped around my sharp foil...)
Crashing it frontside down would work also, but I wont use such a hard method, feels wrong and can damage the kite a lot...
One advantage is though, that you can just put your CL around something to hold the kite LE down, or a stick or whatever you got nearby.
I saw above video long time ago, but it did not say anything about rear line flag out, only that front line flag out works, but not very graceful...
Seems I have to go out and test myself, just pull one rear line in by hand and see what happens
Would be nice to know you can always use that method, as it would work with any bar and setup
Nobody who has tried rear line???