Macster wrote: ↑Fri Jun 07, 2019 9:58 pmI practised shallow water rescue a couple of times and deep water once. When the day came that I had to do it for real offshore it was a cinche.
Carrying a little ruck sack to put the rolled up kite into is a good idea like in the first video but I just used my harness to clamp the kite.
I agree that it's a tough call knowing when to pack up or persevere. My main decider is the kite position on the water. If the vents are pointing up and theres a couple of knots of wind to keep the kite half out of the water, I will wait. If its twisted, face down, strong current with the wind etc, I'll pack up.
ALL my experience with ram-air kites , are with PL models ; learnedMacster wrote: ↑Fri Jun 07, 2019 10:05 pmSlight high jack... what is the best technique to get a foil kite pointing upwards again when the wind is too light to reverse launch nor enough to pull one steering line and get a wingtip up and rotating?
I'm talking less than 7-8 knots, bit of current in the direction of the wind I.e. without back paddling on your foil board you would struggle to relaunch the kite in a normal hot launch position....
This is my worst scenario and attempts to yank and reverse launch just scoop water into the vents...
Thankfully I had just few occasions when kite was filled with water and only one of them was in deep water.
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