put a landing line on it across the balls backstall it drop to my knees drop the landing line on the stake ,(needs to be 500mm) and fall forward to completely remove any pull from the kite , thats what i do in a controlled smooth way -the hardest part is to bring the kite down slow , practice that in a light wind first , if its a stronger wind stand back away from your stake as your kite comes down it might pull you forward a bit , thats when i drop to my knees drop the landing line on the stake and fall forward to quickly remove any pull from the kite instantly , i have always brought kites down like this on the brakes fixed or depower
i often fly solo landboarding, so i need to be precise and calm, i've seen enough 5th line tangle landings in my time
once when i was landboarding at mablephorpe , i was flying the blade3 10.5 and when i finished i brought the kite down on the brakes, and one handle snapped in half -i phoned charlie at flexifoil and got a free replacement after the holiday , what a fantasic company they were in the day ,when landkiting was big-they had the best kite repair shop in europe, and a brilliant workforce of seamtresse's, i have a blade2 6.4 metre that has 6 sown repair patches on it and they are super neat , all square ,colours all match perfectly and it still flys like a dream but just a tad slow , theb2 4.9 is really the biggest one that still has it as an overall flying beauty ,a great landboarding kite ,fast , very lifty , can luff slightly if you hesitate but keep it flying fast and its a fun machine any day of the week :jump
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