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« on: June 14, 2013, 12:15 PM »

I am having So much fun with my snapshot 1.4. BUT, I am still having to do the walk of shame.  There's only one time I got lucky enough after a crash that the kite was lined up where I could relaunch.
 According to Prism , "and if you crash itíll reinflate and launch easily without the dreaded walk of shame to set it back up", but have I not found any decent info on how to do it.  Is this just marketing hype or are they really easy to relaunch?
 Any advice?
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« Reply #1 on: June 14, 2013, 12:39 PM »

At 1:20 there is a relaunch.

Perhaps the tail helps.

You do want to get the openings pointed up before

attempting a launch. Hope this helps.

Flying a Snapshot 1.4 Kite
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« Reply #2 on: June 14, 2013, 12:40 PM »

Patience Grasshopper
Let the wind re-inflate the kite after crashing; but it doesn't do it instantaneously.  Work with the kite by using the lines to position it to catch the wind.  My kite usually re-launches easier without a tail. That's probably kite dependent.
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« Reply #3 on: June 14, 2013, 12:57 PM »

It's really not that difficult. I've never had to walk out to any kite to relaunch it.

Many times I've had to go out and adjust the bridles....

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« Reply #4 on: June 14, 2013, 01:30 PM »

thanks guys . getting the leading edge pointed up is where I'm having the problem.

tscope, are you talking about foils or have you never crashed a framed stun kite without having to walk out and  set it up for a launch again.
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« Reply #5 on: June 14, 2013, 04:28 PM »

I can usually relaunch my foils, I give a quick hard pull on one side or the other to spin the kite, then wiggle it till the nose is up.....wait and back in the air... works 99% of the time... the more wind the easier it is... Same procedure for launching a flexifoil
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« Reply #6 on: June 14, 2013, 04:57 PM »

tscope, are you talking about foils or have you never crashed a framed stun kite without having to walk out and  set it up for a launch again.

First, I've never crashed any kite. I've landed them very quickly many times.

Correct, I've never needed to walk out to the kite to relaunch. As mentioned, I've gone out a lot to check the bridles... but never to relaunch.
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« Reply #7 on: June 14, 2013, 08:44 PM »

I can usually relaunch my foils, I give a quick hard pull on one side or the other to spin the kite, then wiggle it till the nose is up.....wait and back in the air... works 99% of the time... the more wind the easier it is... Same procedure for launching a flexifoil

I think I might not have been being aggressive enough getting it spun around
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« Reply #8 on: June 14, 2013, 11:40 PM »

Perhaps the tail helps.

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« Reply #9 on: June 15, 2013, 10:25 AM »

Oooh, sorry Mike.

I didn't think you would notice.

heh heh ha ha heh heh  Roll Eyes
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« Reply #10 on: June 15, 2013, 11:26 AM »

Perhaps the tail helps.

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please forgive my ignorance... what am I missing here?
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« Reply #11 on: June 15, 2013, 11:32 AM »

please forgive my ignorance... what am I missing here?


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« Reply #12 on: June 15, 2013, 11:49 AM »

glad I pulled the one off my snapshot then Tongue
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« Reply #13 on: June 15, 2013, 11:57 AM »

Think I'll go fly my black rainbow Vapor with a 100 ft tube tail in honor of Mike.
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« Reply #14 on: June 15, 2013, 12:13 PM »

so why don't you like tails mike?
 I have to be honest, the reason I took tail off mine was because it looked generic. I've thought of making 25 foot tube for it when I've got some money for nylon.
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