ok then,, good to know some one with your expertise is flying kite up and over,,, i just thought downlooping during turns was the next evolution step. i can downloop in lightwinds though,, i am talking more power and moving faster.Peter_Frank wrote: ↑Sat May 08, 2021 7:31 pmYou are right papasmert, it is not just you, it IS like this, an odd body/hand position when downlooping back from toeside.
Racers keep speed on their board and turn board before the kite, or at least start the kite downloop delayed a tad - but it might end up in sync seen from outside.
I do the same in light wind sometimes.
Difference is, they never ride toeside and turn back again, so can not be compared - actually the feet are switched before the jibe but on a more downwind course than you, thus we call it a "race jibe" doing it this way.
But when toeside you should just reach over with the "far" hand, and downloop, yes your board will head a bit more downwind because you will turn your body doing this, thus your board also, but just reach over and pull hard and get the timing right - if you initiate the carve before the downloop - works best in light winds, it will be easy to reach with the opposite hand now
In general, carving flying kite over and up is more satisfying for me, as you dont get this odd hand balance, no matter what you do - you always ride with the leeside hand ready to fly the kite up and over both from heelside and toeside, really pleasant
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