Yeah...when my ride goes sour I use the power of the kite to separate me from the board, then like dave said body drag for a few seconds to make sure the foil isn't following you!Denisesewa wrote:Pull the bar to full power to help get lifted away from the board, it becomes second nature after a while.
At speeds above 20 kts that may be very dangerous , especially for waist harness users. At the movie Tony lands on his back, as his center of gravity is directly under the seat harness hook (He bend the legs, it helped a lot to keep his spine paralell to water surface).Hawaiis wrote:The best way is to land your butt on the water and skip like a pebble for 30 feet.
Sheet in, kite up and away from the foil is also my formula to survive till 50 km/h. The problem is, if you want to go faster you have to fly the kite closer to the water and this means to enter the world of pain . So better always stay above 45° with the kite, if you are not sure to have 100% control.discojuggernaut wrote:I keep my straps (front only) pretty loose. If i feel a fall coming i try to flick the foil away from me, sheet in, and try to eject downwind and away from it. I then try to break the water surface with my feet or arm, then immediately body drag sideways away from where the foil presumably is. I don't turn upwind to look for it until i know i'm safely away. If i'm going down with the foil, i'll use my arm and put it in a cage position to cover my head.
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