What are the alternative ways to launch in strong winds? Well, first, assess whether you are safe to fly your wing in the given conditions. Launching is only the first stage, if it is too strong and you get blown back, it won’t be fun.

So, If you are happy to go and fly, then the Cobra launch is a good technique to master. It will get the wing over your head and ready to launch by high winds.

A word for the wise though: practice! I am not mastering this technique yet, and I am told that it takes a fair bit of experience to get there. FlyBubble has a great blog post, including the video I link here to show how it is done.

Happy flying!