Ouch! Your kite ended up on the ground, belly down and the leading edge pointing downwind. It’s dead! I gotta walk the walk of shame over to the kite and set it up for launch. ?
Nope! When you find your kite in this position, no walk of shame is required! Just take a deep breath, wiggle your lines a little, allowing the wind to blow underneath your kite. In really light winds you will have to walk a couple of steps backwards.
And then – just like magic – the wind blowing underneath your kite will lift the downspars and your kite ends up upside down resting on its leading edge ready for an inverted or reversed launch!
No more walks of shame! ?
Hey, that sounds too easy to be true! Yes, it might sound like that, but it’s a really easy ‘manoeuvre’ and in the tutorial below I’ll guide you through it all!
Your kite might end up in other dead positions too, but more on those dead launces in another tutorial. So you better stay tuned!