Lie on your back and pretend to be a boatlovethepirk wrote:When I lose my board for whatever reason I immediately, without hesitation, make a solid body drag tack in the same I was going prior to the crash. Always completely sheeted out unless I need a little power. After about 10 seconds, I take a look over my shoulder to spot the board and estimate if I need to keep going or I can turn around knowing I'll lose a bit of ground.
The only time I hate body dragging is when I'm overpowered and your stomach is in perpetual flexed mode and I'm bitching the whole time. I think that immediate tack away from the board in the direction you were previously going is important.
edt wrote:Best suggestion I ever heard is from Toby. Try body dragging for a minute or so but give up if it's too hard and go body drag straight towards shore. Walk back upwind and then go back out and get your board. Keep an eye on your board when you do this so you remember exactly where it is. Body dragging depends a lot on the current if the sideshore current is bad sometimes it's impossible.
Damn, I never thought of that...Thanks for that tip, I look forward to trying that, I owe you a cold one.Kamikuza wrote: Lie on your back and pretend to be a boat
HiOldpeople wrote:While in all other ways I am a pretty experienced kiter, multiple front and back rotations, dark slides etc I confess that I am really crappy at body dragging back to my board after crashing. Sometimes I cruise right back up wind and other times and I never get there. So what works best for you guys? What about body position, kite position etc. Any tips would be greatly appreciated.
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