On-the-water adjustments

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On-the-water adjustments

Postby Sander » Sun Jul 31, 2005 7:46 pm

I am wondering what folks do when something needs adjusting on the water.

For instance, I often want to cinch my harness tighter once I've been out for a while, but this is hard to do on the fly and not really feasible when there is a pull on the harness.

What works for you? Do you intentionally land kite on water? Other ideas for taking a time-out without coming back to shore?

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Postby charlie » Sun Jul 31, 2005 8:02 pm

i grab the chicken loop and pull to me, as i try to tightn the harness.
kite going to zenth.
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Postby OliverG » Sun Jul 31, 2005 9:52 pm

Veer downwind on your board, hold your kite high, sheet in, thrust your hip forward and pull the adjustment straps hard in a quick motion and it should do it.

Also, to avoid any on-the-fly adjustments to your harness, it helps to soak it and get it plenty wet before hitting the water....
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Postby Sander » Mon Aug 01, 2005 9:57 pm

I used the method of stop in the water, put kite at zenith, then grab chicken loop and tighten. Worked great!
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