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Bye Bye Kneestart

Postby Horst Sergio » Sat Apr 17, 2021 1:02 am

There are many tutorials in the net, but just on the channel of Alan Cadiz I found one, that shows how to avoid using this unpleasant and tortuous manoeuvre. :wink:

For long time I thought kneestart with bigger or smaller board is the end and special windsurf style starts is only for Maui and or professionals. How wrong I was. :oops:

It just took a few days to change from only knee start to nearly no knee start anymore even in winds too low to start foil flight. There are quite a lot procedures to avoid:
Crawling up the board, pulling in leash, turing around wing, coming into knee position ... :roll: :face_vomiting:

And even if I actually use a -10 l board I have low doubts that most procedures also work with +10 l as I have started to learn the first steps with my old +10 l and will retry when I get my new + 10 l.
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Described a few versions in my blog, sorry actually no links and pics and english version. But when things improve, I hope that I can make and link a video.
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But maybe some of you find also some video snippets with relaunches of professionals as they are not all cut out.
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Re: Bye Bye Kneestart

Postby elguapo » Sat Apr 17, 2021 4:05 am

why not just do a boogie board knee start when riding undersized boards(strapless).. ?

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seems like a pointless step to sit on your knees when you'll probably have go thru that single knee position regardless... and going from sitting to single knee...and single knee to standing isnt too difficult one handed. (and might be more stable that sitting on 2 knees)

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Re: Bye Bye Kneestart

Postby OzBungy » Sat Apr 17, 2021 5:37 am

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Re: Bye Bye Kneestart

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Re: Bye Bye Kneestart

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Re: Bye Bye Kneestart

Postby Peter_Frank » Sat Apr 17, 2021 10:12 am

Interesting :thumb:

When reading your blog and details, it sounds simple Horst, except that you have to turn the wing around also (not needed with a kneestart) :thumb:

But we have to see it on video, to fully get if there is potential or not.

I think most do the kneestart having the lower legs across the board, and not lengthwise like on your picture of "before".
It is far more comfortable as you dont have your feet up on the board, nothing is stressed or twisted on your feet nor ankles.

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Re: Bye Bye Kneestar

Postby Dave K » Sat Apr 17, 2021 10:22 pm

Sounds interesting, but it does look like it requires foot straps,....unless I’m mistaken from the picture and description. Wouldn’t be a solution if you ride strapless, unless you are doing a standard sinker board start which also requires a healthy dose of wind AND deep enough water (we do a lot of riding in waist-to-chest deep water).


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