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by vela99
Mon May 14, 2018 2:47 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Improve Kite Drifting Technique
Replies: 33
Views: 12140

Re: Improve Kite Drifting Technique

Thanks or6 could be a mixture of several factors: - it was quite gusty, so maybe when I did the looping a gust just hit the kite, - as the wind is nearly 100% onshore maybe the kite was positioned too deep in the power zone of the window (this way of "surfing" waves is more of an exercise than anyth...
by vela99
Mon May 14, 2018 11:04 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Improve Kite Drifting Technique
Replies: 33
Views: 12140

Re: Improve Kite Drifting Technique

Thanks Matteo V I do not understand what you are trying to say on the wave behavior. Could you please summarize the essence in different words? I am interested, in particular about the peak getting behind. (Just to be clear on terminology. For me swell is a wave which is not breaking. Swell is faste...
by vela99
Fri May 11, 2018 1:17 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Improve Kite Drifting Technique
Replies: 33
Views: 12140

Re: Improve Kite Drifting Technique

Pardon the monologue, but maybe this interests others who are getting into kiting in or with waves. Here an update on my latest experiences. I have continued practicing drifting starting with low to moderate winds and fairly flat water to moderate to high winds with some wind swell. Drifting the kit...
by vela99
Tue Apr 10, 2018 12:22 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Improve Kite Drifting Technique
Replies: 33
Views: 12140

Re: Improve Kite Drifting Technique

I just realize that this is not much different from what you already explain Matteo V.
by vela99
Tue Apr 10, 2018 12:16 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Improve Kite Drifting Technique
Replies: 33
Views: 12140

Re: Improve Kite Drifting Technique

Hi An interesting new dimension has come up which I would like to comment. (I have purposely avoided talking about the precise wave conditions I intend to drift in to avoid a debate early on in this post before obtaining some advice on how to improve my technique.) For me kite drifting is by definit...
by vela99
Mon Apr 09, 2018 12:53 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Improve Kite Drifting Technique
Replies: 33
Views: 12140

Re: Improve Kite Drifting Technique

Hi All, I am seeing a lot of good points here that will definitively help me improve. plummet & tautologies, I will try the flick trick to see how my kites behave. Based on my experience it should work with the Neos fine. Eduardo, that is exactly my idea to do less with the kite and more with the bo...
by vela99
Fri Apr 06, 2018 3:39 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Improve Kite Drifting Technique
Replies: 33
Views: 12140

Re: Improve Kite Drifting Technique

Kite high so it has space to fall with gravity. Ride towards kite to slack lines(including the front ones :-) ), important bit is you can only use the wave for power once your lines are slack ( learn to surf :lol: ) Pull tension back into the lines with cut backs when kite is getting too low or abo...
by vela99
Fri Apr 06, 2018 11:03 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Improve Kite Drifting Technique
Replies: 33
Views: 12140

Re: Improve Kite Drifting Technique

Hi All, Thanks for your responses. I started with strapless but have actually moved to strapped. Strapless has many advantages but I am technically not good enough when things get really challenging. Straps allow me to surf more aggressively and jump. Fixed foot placement is an issue but this is som...
by vela99
Thu Apr 05, 2018 3:18 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Improve Kite Drifting Technique
Replies: 33
Views: 12140

Improve Kite Drifting Technique

Hi, I want to improve my kite drifting technique in wave kiting and would like to ask for some advice. Would the following be correct? Is there something else significant to be added? • Hold kite at an angle of 45 degrees or a bit less • Initially, before dropping down on a wave, hold the board edge...
by vela99
Mon Feb 26, 2018 3:26 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Conditioning when practicing both kitesurfing and windsurfing
Replies: 8
Views: 1476

Re: Conditioning when practicing both kitesurfing and windsurfing

Overall, practiced at the same level, windsurfing is physically much more demanding. But every time I switch one way or the other I need to adopt and certain muscles have more use than others. When kiting I am more demanding on my tommy muscles and certain muscles on my lower arms. Also the inside u...

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