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Re: Do you step off gracefully?

Postby Regis-de-giens » Thu May 21, 2020 9:10 am

Downwind sorry (english not native).
Really simple... you arrive fackie (toeside like after a jibe without footchange) then slowdown kite high , bent your leg to grab the board by the upwing rail, then let you pull out by the kite, in front of you, keeping the hand on the foil board to pull it downwind with you toward the kite.
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Re: Do you step off gracefully?

Postby Wazza Foil » Thu May 21, 2020 11:34 am

Simply put 'no'
I just point upwind a bit then fall flat on my back with a smile .

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Re: Do you step off gracefully?

Postby Adventure Logs » Sat May 23, 2020 6:56 pm

Peter_Frank wrote:
Tue May 19, 2020 7:51 am
PS: There are no safety speeches here...

Those who had foot injuries this way, could not surf for weeks !!! :cry:

And Dave have had issues for half a year now, because of a broken foot :(

So it is all about more time on the water, and got nothing to do with safety :thumb:
Ok Karen :roll: :roll:

Do you not think I don't understand the risks? Sorry my frustration isn't necessarily focused only on you, more on the cultural change where people think they need to nanny everyone for the sake of "safety" and the need to give safety warnings/advice. How ever I want to dismount is my choice. What you may deem is an unreasonable risk is your own personal safety minimum and has nothing to do with mine. So please, leave your safety advice to yourself.

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Re: Do you step off gracefully?

Postby Peter_Frank » Sat May 23, 2020 8:21 pm

What a stupid comment, makes absolutely no sense :roll:

Nobody was talking about safety, until your post...

I dont mind personal attacks, used to that and dont care, and you write it is not about that, fine.

But what is the point with your post, in terms of contributing to this thread or helping others?

Understand that you don't care, but to imply we should not discuss this, seems wrong...

It IS a common major point apparently, for many, how to step off, and sharing makes sense now it seems, as more injuries than I was aware of.

8) Peter
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Re: Do you step off gracefully?

Postby Kamikuza » Sun May 24, 2020 7:33 am

Depends on location ie. What’s downwind and what’s in the water.

Usually just boost off the board at home, as the water is deep though near the shore line. Same at the beach, far enough out that I can get to the board before it grounds.

At the harbor, it’s a rock wall and concrete ramp but deep water so I try to step off and grab the board, which ends up like a messy body drag.

Estuary is shallow and shelly mud so it’s a bum splash down there and grab the board quickly.

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Re: Do you step off gracefully?

Postby Peter_Frank » Sun May 24, 2020 7:54 am

Really curious about Regis and Irwe, how their method works, as apparently different from what most do :wink:

8) Peter

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Re: Do you step off gracefully?

Postby TomW » Sun May 24, 2020 10:59 pm

This is what they call" a storm in a glass I water"

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Re: Do you step off gracefully?

Postby matanshapira » Tue May 26, 2020 5:38 am

I often stop at a safe distance where it's deep enough, then body drag with one hand on the board while it's on its side and one hand kitelooping once to each side. This way waves don't catch me as it's fast
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