I could precise a point that we do not see on this video in particular : on top of pumping the foil when possible, I sometime play with my own body "suspension" and position on the board (not always , depending on "feeling"): Indeed , once the first part of the waterstart achieves (body on the board) , when I need to work the kite again upward as it hardly flies (for example when initiating a new loop upward), I let my upper body "fall" backward (rather than stand up completely above the board). This (temporary) fall of my body allows to :
is that a 15m chrono v4?jakemoore wrote: ↑Fri Jan 07, 2022 5:48 am
Regis, I love your light wind vids. Keep them coming!
For minimal winds I find long and thin lines a big help. This is 35m and thicker lines would have too much drag to make the kite unresponsive. For the board I am also using a very low volume board and no straps. I've tried boards from 30-125 liters and I think the sinking board is best to get tension on the lines.
I find putting my front foot in the normal place but my rear foot forward helps me water start in minimal winds. With the rear foot forward, say on the balance point of the board and the weight low it is easier to get to a standing position on the board with the board a few feet under water. Then with a kite loop the board comes to the surface. I fly big wide loops with the bar sheeted out and try to get the kite to return as high in the window as possible. At the apex, I pull in the bar to try to get height and initiate a second strong turn on the kite.
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