juandesooka wrote: ↑
Tue Oct 15, 2019 10:15 pm
slowboat wrote: ↑
Tue Oct 15, 2019 9:04 am
Looks like a great set up for some nice slow cruising. Must be great fun but that is far from "state of the art wave kite foiling". Need some turns. Turns on waves are easier front side for most people.
Post some videos of this kind of riding. The surf foilers are ripping in waves. But kite foilers I've seen doing turns are nearly always lining up a single turn then riding fast away on the flats and calling it surfing. At least the vids above he is on the wave face for extended time....and being nicely trimmed going down the line on a longboard IS surfing , even if not doing turns. Style and grace are a part of surfing not just "performance"
The "thing" with a thread like this, is we will never agree.
Exactly like threads on surfboards, some want to use the wave only, others want to use the kite also.
Just like the beginner getting a "waveride" for the very first time, when he/she rides towards the shore on a wave
Doing nothing, but a huge experience when for the first time.
Doesnt matter if a TT or a surfboard or a foil, for this kind of riding, and most or all will find this boring when more experienced.
But this does not make it any less legit, for the riders experience
Then some will say you have to use the wave only, thus not going down into the flats, and others will say you gotta link full turns bottom to top either down into the flats, or staying up on the wave - both are fine arts but different.
Personally I like the connecting turns using the kite - thats why we got the kite IMO, not only for pulling us out into the waves.
Others use the kite as a motor to get out, and then they mostly want to let it drift when riding the waves.
Again two completely different styles that both are great in their own ways.
Riding a wave on a kitefoil like this, is what I find great, but thats just me I know: