elguapo wrote: ↑
Mon Aug 26, 2019 12:41 am
i think pushing bar away...and then grabbing center lines(with bar) is basically the same as unhooking. (since actually unhooking would be difficult for those of us that use a rope harness)
no, just pushing the bar away has nothing to do with the great feel to be really unhooked. Hard to descripe, as in this case you have a constant pull by the kite mostly close to zenit and with long arms unhooked the hand not close to your face hooked which feels pretty bad, as to compact body position, but unhooked having both arms wide spread, much better for balance. Just look at real surf foiling (without kite), also here arms always wide spread for balancing and producing momentum.
Hard to bring it to the point, but with mostly one hand on the bar and also switching it from one to the other hand, you just have a very different way of controlling the tow point and to also pull yourself up towards kite if needed, something you will never have, when being hooked in, on the end the reason why there is a hole disciplin called wake style. But it is also very different to wake style as on the wave with the Peak the joy is to realy have the kite very close to forget about it, nearly no pull, lines close to get slack, keeping them all just under lowest tension by the wide range of about 2 m you can realise with your arms ...
Anyway thanks to the low stearing forces the Peak is just great to control it unhooked with one hand, on top of the known perfect drift behaviour.
With a rope harness it is even easier than with my small eyelet, where you have to mount the chickenloop into, but it works anyway, sitting / laying on the board, maybe also while riding with more feeling, or would be easier with a better self closing chickenloop release as from ocean rodeo or ozone. But in the best case the classic hook.