badgb21 wrote: ↑
Fri Aug 10, 2018 8:53 am
Good to read your posts, you must be loving it! But you've fallen 300 times just kiting along?
Something may be wrong in your set up. may be the 'formula' is out;) Seriously, you should be able to jog along without falling.
Good advice on here above, I would add don't let your head slam, or you'll be picking ear drum out of your nose!
Take it easy and enjoy the ride!
Thanks for taking time to reply to them!
Well - this is 300 falls learning to waterstart and just beginning to ride in white foam waves over may be 10 sessions over 3 years. I can only do it on holiday ATM
I guess 300 is about right.
My problem is I never did any boarding before - only skiing. So had no balancing reflexes on a board.
My kids who snowboard were up and riding in about 3 hours.
This winter I did a couple of full days snowboarding - trying to learn board balance.
Discovered that I had wrong balancing reflexes (for snowboard that is)- took me about 10 attempts to be able to use a slow tow...
Once I learned to use the tow my learning curve efficiency improved.
I think I actually spent may be 6 hours actually riding the board - including time on the tow obviously.
On the other hand - my guess is trying to learn to waterstart I probably only spent 5 mins a day actually riding (in first 5 days).
You know - you take time to put board on, swing the kite, stand up, fall or board sinks - 2-3-4 attempts - walk back, repeat - so may be 10 attempts an hour etc. - so my balance was improving very slowly day on day because I was not actually riding board much
Really hope to do better this year - I can snowboard now and I think it is very similar - correct?