THE SELF LAUNCHING AND LANDING FEATURE APPEARED IN KITEWORLD #108 ON OUR NEW FREE DIGITAL PLATFORM IN JANUARY 2021.
If ever there was a time to run over self-launching and landing, thanks to Covid, this is it. (Did we just say ‘thanks to Covid?!”
In Issue 108 we provide an overview of how you can launch your kite when there’s no one on the beach to give you a launch, or how two riders can help each other successfully get both kites up. At the end of the feature you’ll also find some guidance on self-landing.
It’s important to note that we cannot advise anyone to actively go out there and do these techniques. You should always have someone safely launch your kite for you where possible. However, we are (mostly) all adults here and there may be times that knowing these techniques can be useful. Perhaps if not for actually using them yourself, understanding the techniques may help you spot when someone, who is adamant they don’t need help, is about to do it wrong…
– Slide Start
– Start with sand on the tip
– Start with the fixed chicken loop
– Launch the kite on water by yourself
TWO KITERS LAUNCHING
– Pros only: Self landing the kite on its leading edge
– Self-landing using safety line
– Land with a fixed chicken loop
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