In this video, One launch Kiteboarding tells you when you should hook and why this technique can make the whole process much safer.
This technique is useless if you launch on the suicide leash mode, that's why I gave up on launching on the suicide mode. Giving up on using the suicide mode for launching doesn't change much and makes everything much safer. If I go for an unhooking session, I simply set up my gear properly once on the water. Have fun, ride safe.