joekitetime wrote: ↑Mon Sep 14, 2020 2:30 pmPut the kite high and go straight downwind (usually folks think they are going downwind when they really aren't).
Put the kite high and point as high to windward if you can.
If your kite is lifting you and the foil out of the water you are flying to big of a kite. Unless your aim is to race, then put the kite all the way down to near touching the water and edge against it, which is the formula to go faster, not slower.
Hope that helps a tad.
Larger foils like to be ridden slower. Smaller foils like to be ridden faster.
Joe is spot on on everything here...
And the other comments too IMO, especially "Foil" got it right, everyone without any exceptions, will experience the "death runs" quite often, when learning.
Later, you almost dont understand why it was like that
Yes, a combination of too big a kite, but also lack of anticipation of "where you are".
I dont buy the "big wing" thing at all, as when you have learned, a big wing does not give you more issues in this respect, than faster ones, on the contrary....
Big wings does not accelerate out of control as much
So yes to the question, bigger foil CAN slow things down, so easier, known by all who ride semi og bigger waves