Yup. Sometimes it's much safer to self launch compared to someone who say they know but either release the kite before you're ready or starts with picking up kite while throwing one line over and twisting your lines, etc, etc.
Watching people look for an anchor, go back and forth, walk down kite by line. Seems to take too much time. It's alright to do it but walking out into water with lines unwind, letting the kite drift away while walking upwind is quick and reliable.
I sold my camera last year. I'd need a gopro, a mouth mount, get a new computer, edit the video...get acconut to post on youtube....
I try not to unwind lines when with kite in water - too easy to tangle them. But certainly I'd never let kite go if lines are not unwind - that's somewhat recipe for "adventure".edt wrote: ↑Thu Dec 06, 2018 7:55 pmA pure drift launch when you swim out with your kite into the water has a problem where it's pretty easy for the lines to get into a knot because you have to unwind the lines pretty fast while the kite floats downwind and it's easy to take off two loops at a time instead of one then boom knot.
damn seaweed, jellyfish and sharp shells/rocks on the bottom. But seaweed deserves special place in hell
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