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Re: Foil kite hot launch

Postby elguapo » Sat Apr 10, 2021 3:21 am

Regis-de-giens wrote:
Fri Apr 09, 2021 9:29 pm
An example in a small crowded beach in 20 knots.

Pulling very hard on leader lines up to get enough air to give a minimum structure in the kite, then release a bit and very slowly leader lines. But be prépared to slide 2 or 3 meters but the kite will not collapse at zenith.



And now a landing from edge of window as mentioned by Herman, at the end of video (2:12):



i wish my hot launches were that clean ans easy..

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Re: Foil kite hot launch

Postby Regis-de-giens » Sat Apr 10, 2021 10:19 am

no secret or special skills : each time you read or try you will improve !
"I never lose. I either win or learn"
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in high wind ; good preinflation by keeping the kite touching the ground is a safety prerequisite ; and not release fast the leader lines to avoid high speed and lift of the kite; then even your 2-3 meters slide on the sand can give you a certain style if you keep a smile for the audience :wink:

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Re: Foil kite hot launch

Postby JakeFarley » Sat Apr 10, 2021 5:12 pm

papasmerf wrote:
Sat Apr 10, 2021 12:56 am
i really only play with my balls in the winter time when i am the only one kiting usually so i don't get a lot of practice.
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