Hi PF,Peter_Frank wrote:
This means, we hardly ever has to bodydrag upwind, as the board comes down to you very fast, when we have the kite parked overhead
But what are your experiences in this situation - do you and your kite (LE down dead downwind) drift faster than your board, or do the board catches up on you in some occasions ?`
But have anyone experienced the opposite - that the board drifts faster than you ?
Thats was Murphy of course...
On a sidenote, if far out and you are more than one, and you drop the kite in light wind, then it is good practice that the other rider(s) ride or drag your board down to you (they can always wait for their own or bodydrag) for several reasons:
1. You can sit on the board, even if small, so particulary if winter it is much more comfortable and not the same risk for hyperthermia.
We are lucky here, HUGE beach with windmills just behind.Peter_Frank wrote:
I really dont understand how you manage NOT to put the kite down occasionally RH ?
If the wind suddenly dies to a few knots or less, you can not keep a LEI/C kite up, not even if looping it if too light.
And if it is flown down and to the edge, because you downloop and miss a hard trick in marginal winds - it is the point of no return for the kite.
But mostly when you try to do extremely fast foiling jibes downwind in light wind, or looping the kite in huge chop and ventilating, or flying the kite 20cm over the water when going max speed halfwind or downwind and you suddenly hit something or ventilate between waves, or miss an aerial move so the foil ends up between your lines, or if you drop down in front of a really steep big wave when riding waves and get tumbled around - then your kite has a huge risk of going into the drink
Which is fine, as I believe this is how we learn new things - trying without knowing what will happen, and going for it and not holding back
Or maybe we are simply not sufficiently skilled yet, I admit
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