I am new to the site and Ocean Rodeo Kites. I demoed some Razors and Prodigys and went with the Razors. I am coming off of Airush Lithiums and am really liking the quickness of the Razor and lighter bar pressure. Not to mention the awesome support form the Ocean Rodeo crew.
I have a question about depower when popping the chicken loop. Twice I have been in a situation this week where I found myself with not enough wind to relaunch my 12 M and and having to self rescue. In both instances my kite was down wind of me with the leading edge facing down with the chicken loop safety deployed and my kite on my leash line with the bar up by the swivel. I believe the fusion has a mini 5th line system. While there was not enough wind to relaunch there was enough for the kite to pull me down wind making it hard to get my line wrapped. I couldn’t for the life of me get the kite to fall on its back like my lithium would.
Does anyone have tips on what I am doing wrong? The kite is on the center lines with slack in the steering lines but the kite just wants to float upright while pulling. I tried swimming to the kite to release line tension however maybe I didn’t swim aggressively enough. Maybe there is a detail I am forgetting from when I had my lessons a while back?
Any advice is appreciated.