Gyre wrote: ↑Sun Jun 10, 2018 3:40 pmDoes anyone know of courses, camps, instructors specific to Flysurfer kites, preferably in North America or the Caribbean? We have plenty of local instructors on tube kites, but I feel that some of the things I want to improve on (eg, optimizing light and gusty winds) need someone who's an expert on big foil kites. Kind of plateau'd at the intermediate level and having a hard time progressing beyond that.
This!! It's a tough concept for many kiters to grasp but unfortunately, because the trim line is called "depower", there is a believe that for light wind, no depower is good. For stronger wind and increasing apparent wind as you get up to speed (especially on a foil board), you will want to depower the kite by pulling in on the trim, but for light wind, you also want to pull in on the trim (depower) the kite for different reasons...windrider1 wrote: ↑Tue Jun 12, 2018 5:53 amLight wind riding is indeed a skill. I fly only foil kites mostly flysufer so hear are some tips. Since u indicted tht your kites have been tuned and use a big board then the first thing u want to learn how to do is is to depower the kite in very light winds , most lei riders don't understand this concept
As kiteboarding spots go, it's not world-class, but we're about 2.5 hours from the outer banks in NC, it's a straight shot south and that is world class. We can ride on anything with east in it, as well as NW. SW is a no-go unless you head over towards Hampton, VA or Cape Charles, VA, all within driving distance but not convenient. Spring and fall sea breezes are the best, and with the spring you get the advantage of being able to ride past 8pm during the early summer. There are a good number of foilers and foil kite flyers, although to my knowledge only a couple of us are racers, mostly it's folks on surf or entry foils playing in the waves.Gyre wrote: ↑Tue Jun 12, 2018 1:43 am
And finally: to Mossy 757, I've thought about going to Virginia Beach for exactly that reason. Is it a good spot? I'm up in Ottawa so it would be a serious drive. I don't think we have any foil racers in town here so would be great to get some tips from the riders down there, if I could ever line that up.
This is really really important. You need to figure out how to trim to harness pull, not bicep burn!
It had a lot to do with the differences with kites we are flying and their behavior when things go wrong.
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