There are lots of new winging tricks that show up on You Tube all the time. I have crappy knees so jumping with straps will never happen for me, but these easyish tricks keep flat water riding fun and challenging for me. Even just doing a backwinded 360 never gets boring. The behind-the-back-tack does require a long wing leash that ties into your waist, which is a bit of a hassle. I also dislocated a middle finger working on this, ......so it came with a price!Eltreato wrote: ↑Tue Mar 09, 2021 8:15 pmHey Dave, I really like the behind-the-back tack at 1:48, I have never seen that before!Dave K wrote: ↑Sun Mar 07, 2021 1:50 pmI’m definitely not advanced either but I would say I only notice a small difference between light versus strong wind as long as I have the right size wing picked out. Fatigue setting in slightly faster is mostly to do with the size of the chop and not wing handling. What makes a bigger difference for me is how much “new” or hard stuff I’m trying and thus how often I’m crashing and having to restart. I can’t stand playing it safe all the time just to avoid falling. So many riders seem to fall into that category (including kiteboarding and windsurfing). I never use a harness and I’m strictly riding flat water for now. Some of this video is minimal wind on a 5m Echo and some is fully powered on a 4m. Cold weather also wears me out twice as fast.
I turn frequently since I hate plowing the field in one direction for any length of time. At 62, doesn’t matter what I do, after about 1 1/2 hours I need a rest!
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