Thank you, Plummet. You basically just typed exactly what I was going to say. The key point that I always emphasize to my students is to RELAX. Let the kite do the work. You should feel the water coming down the point of your outstretched hand and smoothly down your body. If you feel the water hitting you in the chest, you’re angled too much upwind. Keep your head partially in the water (like Plummet said) and try not to stare at the kite. You essentially will be keeping your head in the same position a lap swimmer does when taking a breath. Another pro tip I found once I started teaching? A wide brimmed hat (like the Dakine Nozone or a Shelta hat like I have now) will also help to create a shielded pocket from water hitting your face.plummet wrote: ↑Fri Jul 09, 2021 7:32 pmLie on the ground with one arm outstretched. Now roll onto your side with the outstretched arm.
That is your body dragging position. Side on to the kite. if you are going left then your left arm is out stretched, If right then right arm is our stretched.
The other arm fly's the kite. Your face is kind of half in the water like a freestyle swimmer taking a breath.
That is the position you should be in to body drag. You can then breath, see and also arch your back and arm to created a rudder type effect and get better upwind technique.
Water will wash over your face from time to time so you have to time the breathing to suit.
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