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Bar Handling in Side Off Wave Riding

Postby vela99 » Tue Aug 04, 2020 4:08 pm

Hi again

I wanted to share an unexpected experience for comments or recommendations.

In side off conditions with wind from the right I have been experimenting with riding the waves front side while drifting the kite in front of me with hardly any kite movement. I purposely tried to only use most if not all off the power from the wave starting right from take off meaning I kept the bottom and top turn radia fairly open or even went straight.

Naturally, without planing to do so on purpose, I ended up taking the RIGHT side of the bar with my LEFT hand allowing me to take a much more comfortable stance facing the wave while keeping the kite from dropping.

Is this very unusual? Personally I do not like to cross hands for sooner or later muscle memory will betray me and I will steer to the opposite side I pretend......

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Re: Bar Handling in Side Off Wave Riding

Postby peppedurso » Tue Aug 04, 2020 7:13 pm

Hi,
in side off conditions I do exactly the same and I love it.
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Re: Bar Handling in Side Off Wave Riding

Postby vela99 » Tue Aug 04, 2020 8:07 pm

Thanks peppedurso,

Nice picture!

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Re: Bar Handling in Side Off Wave Riding

Postby windsuks » Tue Aug 04, 2020 10:58 pm

Yup I do the same

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Re: Bar Handling in Side Off Wave Riding

Postby knotwindy » Wed Aug 05, 2020 12:32 am

Yea, not unusual at all. I do it a lot as well and the more you do it the more the muscle memory builds for it.

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Re: Bar Handling in Side Off Wave Riding

Postby vela99 » Wed Aug 05, 2020 7:28 am

Thanks to you all, very comforting for me to know this is not unusual.

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Re: Bar Handling in Side Off Wave Riding

Postby windsuks » Wed Aug 05, 2020 6:35 pm

at 1.30

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Re: Bar Handling in Side Off Wave Riding

Postby vela99 » Thu Aug 06, 2020 8:51 am

Excellent.

I see it happens naturally to many if not all in the given conditions.

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