Towing foilboard on a Long line is not good as remember, I have kite lines already dragging behind me when Swimming out and need to make sure they don't tangle with anything .Jzh_perth wrote:Could you wear a pfd to make easy floating, then swim out with everything but tow the foil on a long line, then do everything like already described ? I'm just thinking of having to avoid going back to shore. Otherwise I can't imagine any alternative if there is no where onshore to lay your kite out.
( I'd never leash myself to anyboard in normal wind - just the super light days. )
That is an idea yes - as unless you got TOTALLY flat water and no windswell at all (a lake in offshore maybe ?), the board will drift extremely fast downwind - even in low wind.edt wrote:fun2 it appears you have all the skills you need. One thing you can do is to figure out the current and wind and then put the foilboard about 100 or 200 meters upwind of you. Then drift launch as usual. By the time you are launched the board should be right next to you. One caution using this technique, if you can't drift launch in time and you see your board coming close you need to bail (however you usually bail on a drift launch do that) and start over because you don't want that board caught in your lines. I launch from some really sketch places, but haven't tried my foil board from them sorry, this is just something I do with my regular board.
This is exactly what I do, except I push the board along with my upwind hand. If the water is flat it isn't too hard to swim a bit holding the kite and the board. Just keep the board upwind so the lines don't catch on the foil.fun2kite wrote: What I have done two weeks ago was to swim out with my kite (bar already connected to my harness and unrolled lines dragging behind me ) and drift launched the kite in deep water.
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