TIP use a balance board on no wind days,you can also learn how to gibe on balance board,it will give you muscle memory,and help your strapless kitesurfing,TONY[/quote]
A real good tool to train the gybing and surf moves when you are off the water are the Carver Skateboards (www.carverskateboards.com
). They have a unique front axxis which lets the board pivot like a surfboard. Or a least it comes as close as it gets on a skateboard.
It is really good to train stance, the twisting upper body movement, getting really compressed. And it can make for a good workout.
As a regular footed I did not feel very comfortabel riding waves frontside with my right foot forward. Unfortunately at our beaches the wind usually comes from the left. And in side-on riding the wave backside is not always that much fun. Also my gybing going left was quite weak. Somehow all my windsurfing experience had vanished a bit over years.
Training with that skateboard has dramatically improved that. I can be a lot more often on that board than on the water. You can really concentrate on the move and like above it helps with the muscle memory. However, still now the first minutes riding on the skateboard goofy feel awkward and then it starts to feel comfortable.
Apart from that it is big fun when there is no water and wind around. Plus two hours on this are a real work out for your upper legs. Check their videos.