, So I've been on and off learning to kitesurf for a while , the last few days I went out with an instructor to learn waterstart.
I was astonished I could still remember some basic kite control , the session went well.. but, i had a small problem which I can't seem to realize what is it , or what is causing it? I'll present you here with the Symptoms , and I hope someone can extract the cause of it , How to prevent it , and What should I actually do.
We (Me & Instructor) were learning to water start , in about 1,3 Meters tide , and the wind was about 15 knots. MY kite is on 12 o'clock, I stirred the bar so I could initiate a power dive that possibly help me standing on the board, The kite is diving now , and I'm standing up , Now I'm in this awkward position were my body is leaning forward and the board is slipping backwards , My knees are hurting
, I unfold my feet from the straps , and regain control of the kite to 12 o'clock , I go back and get the board that I obviously lost on purpose. The main symptom that I'm talking about is this "MY knees HURT
" this actually prevented me from continuing the session, as I felt I should rest my knees because I had no power left in them. I'm thinking about doing warmups for the knees before my sessions , Is this even a thing ? , I know this doesn't fix the route problem of probably my bad technique of trying to stand up , but at least that should prevent an injury if my attempts to waterstart went awful, Remember I'm a beginner and I'm liable to do some mistakes, But I don't want these mistakes to prevent me from further completing my sessions. How can I protect my knees, and Prevent this to actually happen again ? , I'm open to suggestions. Cheers.