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self launch1293 viewsside view of the kite as you walk back, notice how the sand is keeping it from sliding
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self land no one around1178 viewsyou have flown the kite to edge of the window, brought kite down, and let it settle, now you are holding the kite by the chicken loop and conect to you bag

i know people we also use this for self launch some times, its ok but there is a lot of tension on the chicken loop when you go to unhook it, so becarefull not to let go!!!!!! conect you leash first
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self launch1137 viewsbar hard right, you begin to walk back into the wind. Very important your back into the wind
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self land no one around1124 viewskite hooked up to bag
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self launch1108 viewsfor re-launches, we always turn the bar the oposite way we want it to go, so in this case we want it to go left[also because it is always safer to launch toward the water]
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self launch1079 viewswhen turned 90 degres, the kite will start to flap, but the sand behind the leading edge will hold in place
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self launch1073 viewsafter you walk back when the kite starts to move, stop..........let it roll and take one step foward-this is for light winds, as it is harder, you will find on stronger winds the step foweard might not be needed
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self land no one around1071 viewsafter the kite is down and you are walking to the kite, if you want to stop the kite even quicker you can do so by pulling on one center line to land the kite[make surte you are clear of lines and your harness doesnt grab a line by mistake]
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self launch1055 viewskite has moved you stoped, now as it rolls you take a step foward. Notice how the kite has pivited and not slid or used any space, so can do a tight launch
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1045 viewsfront view of sand behind leading edge, ready to launch
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self launch1026 viewstake the sand to pile up for a bit behind the leading edge, if you dig under the leading edge, you will leave a gap.
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self launch1022 viewskite rolls step foward
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self land no one around1002 viewsno that you no you are clear, you need to grab a center line
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self land no one around962 viewsafter the hard tug on the center line closest to you the kite stays down
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self launch959 viewskite is ready for launch, takes flight and you push out on bar, depower and control as you walk towards the water. i have found is better to walk towards the water with the kite at an angle. This is beter then at 12 or nuetral. lessons the chance to get lofted and with the kite to the side a bit if you let go of the bar, it goes down fast and no power
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self launch950 viewspile sand up behind the leading edge. make sure the more wind the more sand. no sand gets in the kite, this is used to hold the kite in postion
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self launch947 viewswalk back with the bar hard right[this is because you want the kite to relaunch left, always is oposite] until the kite moves
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self launch925 viewskite faces into the wind, while you set up your lines
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self launch885 viewsback view of kite rolling as the rider steps foward
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self land no one around884 viewsthis bag is filled half way with sand, it wieghts about 60 lbs, and works for me up to 17 mph, once above that speed i found i needed more. remember, this is designed for the advanced rider, who comes in and know one is there to help them land.
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