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« Reply #30 on: October 07, 2011, 12:16 PM »

Yes, that is the sleeping beauty launch that I described.  I haven't ever heard that the sleeping beauty shouldn't be done or was dangerous to the kite....never have had any damage or difficulty doing it myself.  The dead launch though....well, I don't even bother wasting time trying to execute it.  Just walk to the kite. Smiley
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« Reply #31 on: October 07, 2011, 08:40 PM »

I broke both ULEs doing a Sleeping Beauty launch in thick grass one time.

I think the ULEs were cut too far and then not re-enforced though.

Pretty spectacular.

Generally, not a kite-eating trick as long as the field is clear of debris.
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« Reply #32 on: October 10, 2011, 02:45 PM »

What I do is give the kite some soft tugs to make sure the kite can spin ok without binding up on anything.  I do this first before attempting the sleeping beauty.  Main reason is because if the kite can't spin freely, the launch won't work.  I guess a benefit of this is that if there is something binding, I can find out before pulling the kite around. Smiley
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