^^THIS! Sounds like it's one of the milestones for a beginner. ha! Yes, I do look like an bafoon trying to launch a kite on bare wind, but this has given me the opportunity to explore how kite behaves in the sky.Eastbourne Paul wrote:Been fling the C-kite in virtually no wind condition over the last few days. (so calm I've been running with it to self-launch...).
That made me laugh as i learnt on a Sling Shot Fuel (the most aggresive C shape kite of them all) and remember days when we had to run to launch it!!!! To scared to fly it in strong winds, to nieve to recognise its bottom end!
I feel/see where the edge of the window is, can explore all the area in the window including the power (well no wind, no power, literally sweeping above ground and I'm still standing straight), looping, figure of 8s across window, 1/2 window etc. I now how to work the power/depower, steer to "pump" the kite and keep it in the air with its momentum, safe land, walk around, etc.
Looks like we're going to get bit of wind from Sunday, but I won't fly it as I'm not ready to take 20+knots with it.
Thanks for the spot tips!