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Re: Need winging advise

Postby Dwight » Wed Sep 16, 2020 1:41 pm

You’ve lost the big power spike of the kite to get going.

Now it takes pumping skill, wing and board in combination. That doesn’t come right away for anyone.

The solution is simply more wind until those light wind skills come.

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Re: Need winging advise

Postby andylc » Wed Sep 16, 2020 2:47 pm

Just act grumpy all the time and complain about everything!
Oh sorry that’s whingeing advice.
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Re: Need winging advise

Postby juandesooka » Wed Sep 16, 2020 4:50 pm

Peter_Frank wrote:
Wed Sep 16, 2020 12:08 pm
irwe wrote:
Wed Sep 16, 2020 10:06 am
Make sure your foil is as far forward as possible in the box. This helped me alot

Hmmm, then it will turn into the wind even faster?
Mast forward helped me too -- max lift with biggest foil you have and far forward as it goes. You can fine tune later once the wind efficiency is found.

Turning into the wind -- I think that's a pretty quickly mastered beginner issue, just gaining understanding of the where to hold the wing. That issue doesn't warrant any adjustments to gear IMO.

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Re: Need winging advise

Postby Peter_Frank » Wed Sep 16, 2020 8:59 pm

Yes, having the foil forward in the box might make it easier to get up foiling indeed (but one could also claim, if not centered, the trim of the foil is not "perfect")

But his only question was how to avoid going upwind when trying to get up, and here it will get even worse if you move the mast forward.

I would recommend to keep the mast centered for starters, and simply take the time you need till you have mastered getting up in balance :D

8) Peter

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Re: Need winging advise

Postby bigtone667 » Wed Sep 16, 2020 9:21 pm

Peter_Frank wrote:
Wed Sep 16, 2020 8:59 pm
Yes, having the foil forward in the box might make it easier to get up foiling indeed (but one could also claim, if not centered, the trim of the foil is not "perfect")

But his only question was how to avoid going upwind when trying to get up, and here it will get even worse if you move the mast forward.

I would recommend to keep the mast centered for starters, and simply take the time you need till you have mastered getting up in balance :D

8) Peter
This is not my experience. I run the mast forward for Winging (last 15 months now) and back for kiting.

My general impression is the heavier you are, the more forward your mast needs to be.

I suspect everyone learns a technique to get up that works for them and muscle memory just takes over after that.

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Re: Need winging advise

Postby bragnouff » Wed Sep 16, 2020 9:38 pm

I have spent about 2 hours and a half on the water im just not picking it up. Maybe its my board?
:roll:

Maybe it's the rider! Spend more time

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Re: Need winging advise

Postby Peter_Frank » Wed Sep 16, 2020 9:43 pm

bragnouff wrote:
Wed Sep 16, 2020 9:38 pm
I have spent about 2 hours and a half on the water im just not picking it up. Maybe its my board?
:roll:

Maybe it's the rider! Spend more time

Exactly

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Re: Need winging advise

Postby slowboat » Thu Sep 17, 2020 9:21 am

Kitemanmuc wrote:
Mon Sep 14, 2020 11:37 pm
....... I just cant seem to keep my balance. ........

If the balance problem is on the surface, a bigger board is the easiest solution until you develop the necessary skills. You could just keep persisting and will eventually get it but that is the more difficult and prolonged path.


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