Flysurfer foil kites relaunching / Mallorca kiteschool

In this blog entry we are going to talk about the way to relaunch a kite foil Flysurfer when it has fell on the water.


The first photo shows how the kite become positioned once it fell. In that case the most important thing is not allow water get into the kite, but we have notice that this would not happen accidentally.
Because the fabric of the kite, this one is a Speed 4 size 8 meters standart model, it is coated and is very water repellent, therefore, water will not get into the kite unless the kite would be laying on its leading edge and you would pull the center lines towards yourself as this is the only way in which water could get in.


According to the first photo, what should be done is to pull one of the steering lines. This would make the kite to turn into the side of the wind window of the side line we are pulling from.


The kite turns and fall backwards, which makes the kite to offer automatically towards the wind the right profile to, aerodinamically and just by itself, start to launch without further help, in other words, it relaunches by itself. If we want to help during this process, we should just pull the central lines and give a couple of pulls, this will acelerate the self launching process.


Now the kite lifts up towards the zenith. We can observe how the kite flies upwards and we can, with our hands on the kite bar, keep control of the kite in case it moves towards one or the other side of the wind window, but if that happens it will be slowly and easily to correct it.


Flysurfer foil kites relaunching / Mallorca kiteschool