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« on: July 04, 2011, 03:03 PM »

say if you were to fly a 'the long way home' over the bay area and she happened to take a dip, would she anchor or could you ease the kite out? thoughts?
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« Reply #1 on: July 04, 2011, 07:17 PM »

Both. You can pull it out.........but do it gently!!!!! You can destroy the frame since you are putting more pressure on it than it issued to....

Now there is a kite designed to be flown underwater that has a heavier frame for water than you fly it in the air...Google "kisa & scubadoo".......
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« Reply #2 on: July 05, 2011, 08:57 AM »

Yep i dunked a dual line once not realising there would be a downdraft on the backside of a wave '' Sad"

I got it out with patience, sort of like catching a 30 lb fish on a 5 lb leader, steady tension on the line, take advantage of anytime the resistance drops but keep the tension below the breakage point. I tend to fly a bit higher over the waves now, no wingtip drags.

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