I choose winds which allow me to ride close to the shore. No need to have EPIRB, SART etc
I used both.
It does not work in my case. Nowadays when I need rest for me feet I just ride sitting on board. Interesting is that I can reach 40kmh riding in rodeo position.plummet wrote:Why not just ride toeside when you feel the need to rest the back leg?
Absolutely agree. Small things can kill. For long distances I use the widest spreader bar and apply extra foam inside a harness in the hips areas.My lessons learned from the 24hr landboard was this. Its the small things that get you. Things that you don't expect to be a problem because they aren't a problem during normal riding. I hadn't trimmed my toenails as an example. They pushed into the end of my shoes and hurt like hell. I had do stop and trim them partway through. My harness wasn't supportive enough for 19+ hrs of 30+ knots if was painfull as hell. I ended up wearing two harnesses. One to hold the power, the other to distribute the load. Then random bits of that sand got into various placed and I got rubbed raw.
You get to a certain level of pain and just seem to carry on at that pain level if you have prepared your body enough. But if that harness digs in a bit much or there's a pointy bit in your binding that is what will kill it for you.
I use foil kites and the long depower is not so crucial. My latest depower is 12cm long.Take extra special care with finding comfortable gear. The same goes for the kite. Ensure you have an easy to fly huge depower kite. I'd suggest you probably want a depower system. You need as much adjustability as possible. The wind can change alot throughout the day. I'd almost suggest you rig a race style depower system so to can trim the kite to optimal power setting whilst having the bar all the way out. That way you dont have to hold the bar in to 2/3 for the whole journey.
Agree.Food wise, I would council against sugary drinks and any short chain single sugars. Go with longchain carbs which give a slow release throughout the day. You don't want a sugar spike and associated, lull.
Worth to try longer tacks at open sea. Highly recommanded as it's different foiling than normal one.tkaraszewski wrote: I mostly kite in a river where the wind is straight down the river so the longest leg on one tack is usually less than 2km, hah. I'm not sure I've ever done more than about 5km on a single tack.
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