love that statement! so true as well, going fast downwind Is the best high on the water for me, my fastest gps speeds are now deep hard and fast downwind, my 101 mast helps a lot as I need to keep downlooping the kite into fast carves which makes the heart rate jump up every time I take the kite through the window at full speed and have the kite pass directly in front of me low down as I dare and fast as i can, never backing off anymore, keeping the kite in my Peripheral vision is so important to maintaining kite position as it must never get behind me as that would be one horrible crash. and kite tumble from hell.cglazier wrote: ↑Thu Aug 28, 2014 4:25 pmKeep your kite powered and lean back against it. Keep your kite low (45 degrees or lower).
Start by just heading slightly downwind and then just turn more downwind but always keep power in the kite and lean back against it. If you point too far downwind you will lose power so head up a bit.
If you find yourself going so fast that you get scared then you are doing it right.
yesterday my speed exceeded the top speed speed possible on the 633 wing set, peaking at 54kmph on some long fast runs, but that 29.8 knts was helped by a tidal flow in the direction I was going, but I still claim it as my best 633 speed to date, and my powerful downloops across the flat water just pushed me faster on the power peaks.
and at that silly speed the ride was so smooth, a crash would have been unthinkable at high speed as your only going to get flipped through the air in the worst possible way, so crash jacket helps with head protection.