When you get more experience, it does not matterdksurfer wrote:In marginal conditions I find it really hard or impossible to get on a strapless board. Having the front straps it is way easier to get on the board in light (marginal) conditions. For me marginal conditions is around 7 knts. Kite still flies well but with very little power. When well powered strapless works well.
Same for me, and this is also why a loop or a double loop is efficient when waterstarting strapless in low wind. First 1/2 loop to tension the line and put pressure on the foot to adhere to the board, then get both hands on the bar for the second 1/2 or 1.5 loop.Peter_Frank wrote:But to my surprise it appeared quickly, that you could go just as low without straps - no problems.
Of course you have to fly the big kite back and fourth (no matter if a light LEI or a foilkite) on long lines, and then when you slowly start to turn and dive the kite, everything goes in slowmotion - so you have to time everything right, meaning you actually turn the board on its side while you have pulled the kite to dive/loop it - so being "ahead" with your kite control, and knowing you can time the rest eventhough these big kites on long lines in marginal wind takes forever till they pull, is the key
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