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kahoona self landing

Postby kiter32 » Tue Feb 22, 2011 4:43 am

Hi I have three 2010 kahoona's and am having problems self landing them some times. I have a red line bar and on three occasions when it has been blowing more than 25 knots i have released the chicken loop whilst hooked into the OSR handles and have found that the bar will ride half way up the line but the kite will not fully depower and the kite will spin about a metre of the ground for about a minute.On one of the three times it has eventually landed but on the other two i have had to have help landing. I have had best kites for 5 years and never had this happen before.If anybody has any idea why this could be happening i would really appreciate it.
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Re: kahoona self landing

Postby NICKM » Tue Feb 22, 2011 9:12 pm

Not sure exactly why this is happening but i would try this. When you land your kite, find something to connect your c loop to(or red line) so the bar is anchored. Then your kite should sit at the edge of your window and wait patiently for you to arrive. Just something that works great for me.

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Re: kahoona self landing

Postby sq225917 » Wed Feb 23, 2011 8:05 am

I'm a big fan of these, just hook a 'biner through the hole at the top and use it to anchor anything at the beach including your kite while you land it.

http://www.bluescrew.com.au/
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Re: kahoona self landing

Postby kiter32 » Fri Feb 25, 2011 11:45 am

Thanks for the advice,will have to do this from now on.
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Re: kahoona self landing

Postby john a » Thu Mar 03, 2011 7:55 am

The Kahoona is easy to selfland. Just let it lay on the ground on it´s wingtip, follow the depowerope and redfline up and pull it towards you. When you get to where the frontlines seperates, grab the upper one and pull it really hard and sudden towards you, and the kite will lay down with LE towards the wind. :) Easier to practice it in lower wind first, it´s a bit more tricky if it blows like hell... ;)
I use this technique all the time.

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Re: kahoona self landing

Postby reverse777 » Mon Mar 28, 2011 8:52 am

Hey John, Self landed my Kahoona today just as you said. Went to sleep just like a baby. Cheers !!
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Re: kahoona self landing

Postby posty » Mon Mar 28, 2011 10:45 am

Yeah John, spot on!

I always land my kite like that.
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Re: kahoona self landing

Postby NAG » Tue Mar 29, 2011 5:45 am

I usually use that technique (pull the front top line), but it can be a bit tricky in higher wind. Sometimes the leading edge doesn't come down so easily, so make sure you have some space downwind of you when you try it.

The blue sand screw is cool. I guess I just strap it to my arm or leg before I go out, then when I make it back to the soft sand beach screw it in (!) whilst holding my kite in gusty 35kts... just kidding Simon.
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