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Re: Self launch and self land option

Postby irwe » Fri Jun 11, 2021 11:07 am

My Kite Catcher has been working flawlessly this past year, but the real test came during my last session.
I was out in 10 - 15 kts (side-on) on 6 m FireFly when the wind increased to 20 kts with > 25 kt gusts. I have only a 10 m wide beach then a road, trees, fence. So having a bad landing is not an option. Luckily I had my Kite Catcher at the waters edge and it worked perfectly (no drama). I think I would have landed the Foil in the water if I didn't have my Kite Catcher. The only issue is to know your distance away from the Kite Catcher which I tripod when I iniially take off.
(Note: For softer sand I use a Dog leash screw as an anchor - not a Tent peg as shown)
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Re: Self launch and self land option

Postby Big Wally » Sat Jun 12, 2021 7:20 pm

Has anyone tried this with a Flysurfer 21M using the Carabiner?

Flysurfer is not putting the landing Balls on the back lines anymore that you used for back-stalling.

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Re: Self launch and self land option

Postby Herman » Sat Jun 12, 2021 10:55 pm

^^ Is it not a case of just using the top of the floaters instead of the balls for a normal backstall landing? Don’t use the new flysurfer bars but think I saw this in a vid!
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Re: Self launch and self land option

Postby Big Wally » Sun Jun 13, 2021 3:52 pm

Anyone landed a Foil kite bigger then 12M with the above described technique?

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Re: Self launch and self land option

Postby Adventure Logs » Sun Jun 13, 2021 6:32 pm

Big Wally wrote:
Sat Jun 12, 2021 7:20 pm
Has anyone tried this with a Flysurfer 21M using the Carabiner?

Flysurfer is not putting the landing Balls on the back lines anymore that you used for back-stalling.

Thanks

BW

You can also get plastic line balls on kiteboarding.com that work really well. What I use on my custom bars.

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Re: Self launch and self land option

Postby Big Wally » Wed Jun 16, 2021 12:50 am

Anyone landed a Foil kite bigger than 12M with the Options described in this thread?

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Re: Self launch and self land option

Postby airsail » Wed Jun 16, 2021 8:38 am

Big Wally wrote:
Wed Jun 16, 2021 12:50 am
Anyone landed a Foil kite bigger than 12M with the Options described in this thread?
I’m using a hook similar for my Sonic 3 15mtr, works great. Works great on the big kites as the wind is light and the kite just hooks a bridle and lays flat very calmly. In the really light I just back stall it.


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