Disagree a little.deniska wrote: ↑Wed Dec 02, 2020 3:09 amas others said, dont beat yourself up, very few people have the skills to land soft on 5m kite, this would imply precisely timed heliloops.
unless you weight 40 kilos, you should be on a bigger kite in 30kts.. like for 80kg it's a 9m..
9m is the golden size, imho.. 7m and smaller starts dropping you like a rock if you don't dial the timing and don't fly the kite..
What do you mean by wider stance? More space between left and right legs?
Agree 100%. Will probably wear 2 speedos from now on
When exactly do you do this figure 8?
Yeah, I'm 61-62kg and once tried an 8m on a 30kt day and it was totally out of control. And the worst part was trying to self land by walking the power lines. In Taiwan, we have extremely consistent and strong winds Oct-Mar, with 90% of the days blowing 25-40kts
That's a good idea to practice with smaller sends. Thank you.Herman wrote: ↑Wed Dec 02, 2020 10:34 amHad another thought about your worry of the kite pulling you forward making you land fast. As previously I said it is because you are just getting the kite to rip you off the water. Think about your pop and send timing. You should remain in contact with the water until the kite has reached Z or my preference BZ at this point you should have carved into wind and sent the kite sheeted out. It is at this point you stomp the back foot and sheet in for lift off. You should practice this with little sends to get your timing right. You can use this for hopping over white water etc. If you only jump 1m in these hops it does not even matter if your redirect finishes after landing.
Your forward speed is generated at take off not by the what you are doing once in the air!!!!!!!!!
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