the_dec1der wrote: ↑
Mon Aug 21, 2017 1:51 pm
I try learning unhooked, starting with Raleys and Sbend.
I ride Cab Switchblades and feel like the bar pressure is quite strong. I am not buff, but not weak either. Still, I feel its quite difficult for me to hold on to the bar and edge as well. Is a different kite like the FX better suited for that or should I just keep going to get the hang of it? Anyone else got that problem as well or can give advise?
You need to describe your problem a bit better
Do you have a hard time unhooking or can't edge and pop after unhooking because of pressure?
EDT put it well, any kite can do Raley and such. Maybe depower kite a bit so it flies forward a bit more when you unhook. make sure you head a bit downwind to unhook and keep elbows in then go for load and pop trying different technique (progressive/aggresive edge).
Honestly you are better off getting a different kite though. Even on simple Raley and rotation I find that the slack and pop you get is nice. It's also easier to re hook as well, even when you stall a bit after landing.
edt wrote:hen after the trick there's no slack again the kite just keep pulling and pulling
I felt that a lot when learning on 12 and 14m Bandit, couldn't rehook, it's ok if I land with speed and can bear downwind but when learning it's easy to stall...
I have tried unhooking on FX in medium power and it felt pretty nice for Raley and front and back rotation. (I say rotation because I don't really do S bend yet, I initiate rotation pretty early after pop ..)
But yes the biceps will wear down if you didnt build your stamina
Also when learning landing aren't exactly that smooth and don't really know how to unhook and rehook so you will burn through your biceps fast fighting the power of the kite...