Kiting side on heading upwind restricts how much "surfing simulation" you can do in that direction.
Ever watch a youtube video of a basket ball shot behind the back bouncing off of a tree, car bumper, then block retaining wall, then into the basket, and think that that person who made the shot is really good? If yes, then you are missing the point that it took 50 takes to make that one stupid video. Add to that the fact that if you change the angle of one of those reflecting surfaces, it will take another 50 takes to make it again.
(jumpy gets the rare emoji from me!)jumptheshark wrote: ↑Wed Oct 30, 2019 3:45 pmHey Matteo,
Fu%k off with this shit.
The OP asked specifically if one can surf and do the same moves with the same performance as surfing without a kite.
You gave your answer, now shut the f*** up about handicaps and what you do and how Mitu must take 50 takes to get one good one on video.
Mitu can hit those floaters pretty much every time. He is a pro, and as such, its like a free throw, he's good at it. His riding is leagues beyond what you do strapped in a bike helmet with neo socks on riding a ten pound LF fish.... possibly one of the biggest jokes of a board that was only really salvaged as a design by making it their economy foil board.
Your input is no longer required in a thread that is specifically about strapless wave kiting.
You either look at kitesurfing as:foilholio wrote: ↑Wed Oct 30, 2019 3:59 pmYou can get surfing with a kite the same as surfing but only with the lines slack. You can slack lines for between 1-30seconds. You can ride sections build slack then pull slack out, sometimes you might have to drive kite back up in the window so it has time to fall again. On waves you can connect slack to retension with cut backs, which can be a quite natural feel but quite hard to get the wave or timing for that. Otherwise with good depower or mainly using a small kite so big board, i.e. normal surf size, you can simulate close to surfing.
Generally most kiting you will see in vids is not like surfing, angles and moves are wrong, kite is clearly pulling the rider. Rider will go off the wave and do strange things for surfing not using the power of the wave. It is actually much easier to ride like that then use just or mainly the wave. I personally like to use more the wave, but maybe others don't or can't. Gear with tubes has made surf quite impossible for most.