Actually its worse in light wind where you don't have enough wind to bodydrag effectively upwind. If you have enough wind it can blow hard enough on the board to push the foil down so the mast is vertical, thus solving the problem. In light wind the effect of the wind on the exposed part of the low volume board combined with the pumping effect of small wind chop, can rocket the board upwind way faster than you can body drag. This effect is far more likely if there are rocks just upwind from where you fell off the boardPeter_Frank wrote: ↑Sun Dec 15, 2019 9:13 amPretty normal yes.
There are numerous threads about this, in this forum.
The good thing is, it mostly happens when some wind, so you can bodydrag quite well upwind yourself, to get the board.
So as bigtone667 says, your bodydrag skills will improve, as earlier or when it by luck ended flat, we were often lazy and used to just waiting for the hydrofoil dolphining down to you pretty fast, or at least we could just do a beginner bodydrag meaning not very good
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