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Kiteboarding crash jumping island fail

Postby beachbum32 » Sat May 25, 2019 5:06 am

I tried taking a shortcut into the lake and failed. No injuries.

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Re: Kiteboarding crash jumping island fail

Postby Hugh2 » Sat May 25, 2019 6:28 am

I think the problem is that midway through the jump you brought the kite back to 1 or even 2 oclock, which cut your downwind speed and distance. Keeping the kite more in front of you would have gotten you across.

I love some of the big jumping videos and do "old man" versions of them, like this one from Sam Light -

Even the experts can screw up as we've seen several times. Here's the SV Delos crew learning to kite, but their hotshot instructor has a jump fail shown at the start and at the end -

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