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12 Tips to Kite More in Low Wind Places

Posted: Fri Feb 07, 2020 3:27 pm
by Toby
Whether you're new to kitesurfing, or have been at it for many years now, it can be difficult to kite as much as you'd like to - especially if you live in a light wind place. In this video, we share our top 12 tips to maximize your kiteboarding when you live in a low wind place.

Re: 12 Tips to Kite More in Low Wind Places

Posted: Fri Feb 07, 2020 4:58 pm
by grigorib
Two more:
- huge door board. You can ride in lighter winds and still do tricks.
- long lines. 7-14m extensions add to first kite dive arc travel time to get you out of water onto plane and keep moving. Also ability to fly kite above obstacles. Also you capture possible wind gradient.

Line extensions is the cheapest lightwind riding secret. A door is next. Foiling, lightwind kites and foil kites are significant commitment/investment but also those are worth it.

Well, except at the time when my Speed3 19m Deluxe was “the ultimate lightwind machine” (maybe second to 21m Speed3 Deluxe) and Jimbo with his 17m Core XR2 on ~40m lines could ride past I couldn’t anymore (and then I had a nice session on his Core) with my Flysurfer on a sunset Tawas onshore session back in a day. That evening corrected my perception of foil kites. You still can ride those in extreme light winds and they got better, but nobody wants to ride 17m size inflatables anymore to compare them. Large foil wing, as said I the video, long lines and a lightwind 10m kite. It works

Re: 12 Tips to Kite More in Low Wind Places

Posted: Sat Feb 08, 2020 2:35 am
by grigorib
But again, in La Ventana, less than a month ago, the sausage kites were out the first and the last.
There’s almost no kite piloting with huge HA foil kite but guys rode. And that’s the beauty of the sport. You don’t have to conform