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Ok I am having such a hard time trying to get these puppies up? Never had problems before. 2 foils stacking them. Everything is layed out. As i walk back and pull or tug the string and i cant get them up. Help

 

 

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you need wind first😉 and for stack most of the time you need an assistant to rise you the last on the stack. is hard alone even with a stake because you need enough wind to have both foils inflated face down and to rise them up by turning left or right 

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ok , flex foils are having a trick, to rise the leading edge must be flexed. you may achieve that by flexing up the first kite with the lines.

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no way to rise them without straps. anchor the lines, take a piece of line and flex the first one and put something on to do not launch alone 

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if the wind is 15-25 i will not recommend you to fly that stack if you do not have experience and at least 190 lbs

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Ive launched three of them lying on the ground before. I was flying in a baseball field maybe i didnt have enough room. I could only back up about 30 yards


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that is the launch trick for flexfoils, the leading edge to be flexed no matter how much room you have to back up. 14 is more then enough if you launched 

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you may put the kite standing back to a fence to be inflated when you start puling the lines 

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yes, the wind will keep the kite on the fence and you do not need help to launch and no need for stake to 

 

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You wouldn't be trying to launch them upside down would you?  I know it sounds stupid, but it's a possibility.

 

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I weight the trailing edge of my foil kites, and just take a few steps back when I'm ready to launch. The leading edge rises, the kite inflates, and the weight gets dumped off and left behind when the kite launches. I use sand usually, but also carry beach stones in my foil bag in case I get stuck flying somewhere other than the beach. I've heard of people using water bottles...

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Flexfoil sacker series kites ( 6, 8, 10 ) are having the spare on front of the vents and that is making sometime hard to launch by yourself if the wind is not hard enough at ground level. that may be adjusted from the end stoppers where the lines are connected 

 

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