I was recently asked about technique and safety around self-launching and landing your kite.
Kiting with a friend is always advised, but when there’s only 2 of you - one person needs to know how to self-launch and land. Here is a great video that shows 2 methods of self-launching and self-landing.
Personally, my favourite is a combination of both. I like to use the anchored launch to prevent my kite from abrading on the beach, but find that a non-anchored landing works well.
Got any tips on self-launching and landing? Would love to hear them…