But if ya kite on the flat glassy stuff you see toby in, then he's right, the board becomes less important and the kite becomes very important.
I also ride in chop and up to 2m waves (ramps!). In flat water less hassle for the knees...hard chop can be a problem for knees while you ride...also for the landing. Then I don't think a softer board will make such big difference, if you land on hard, short chop. A little for sure.
If you ride in waves and use it as ramps, you also need a good hangtime kite, because you get higher, and down quicker, resulting to hard impacts on the knees.
Hey Toby...feel like breaking down your jumping technique, including kite and body positions while in the air...just for a normal jump, not the crazy shit we see you do!
well, nothing special, I am sure you do exactly like I do it.
- get speed (most are not fast enough!)
- send the kite (make the movement of the kite as short as possible, therefore you need pressure in the kite!)
- pull the bar and edge hard
- lift off and fly
Kite should be in zenith and stay there...and you just below
Body position is just as you need for the trick...
ps Can't wait for the vid man!
me, neither...about time to finish it! Hopefully January! But looks like it.