Got a long tear in the canopy of one of my old kites and don't want to have it repaired professionally (not worth it). I'm thinking of using ripstop tape on both sides and then hand sewing (Don't have a sewing machine). Any advice on how to hand sew would be appreciated. Anyone use a Speedy Stitcher...
Years ago I tried some soft thick pads. I felt like there was a disconnect between me and the board. Maybe I needed some time to get used to them. But I stuck with my medium and hard pads so I can feel the board better and have more control.
I've watched a couple of videos of a girl winging on a SUP. You have to engage the rail if you don't have a daggerboard to go upwind. Slingshot makes a stick on daggerboard called SUPwinder https://www.slingshotsports.com/SUP-WINDer.
Wip-a-kill... Had a 11.5/8.5 projected with a 2-line Airush reride bar that I learned on. If overpowered, edge as hard as you can and hope you don't get pulled off edge. Went from that to a 21.5m Cabrinha Blacktip. I was much younger then.