--- In ksurfschool@y..., Thomas George DeMille <tdemille@y...> wrote:
> Hi all,
>> I do have another question. How do I control my speed going
upwind? Is it a matter of turning
> more or less upwind? Or is it kite position? Is it sheeting in or
out? (I am not using a
> chicken loop, but do have a sheeting strap).
I learned on 2-line foils and just recently found out that it is
much, much easier to go upwind with a chicken loop. With a 2-line
kite you cnotrol your speed by turning on and off the wind. To slow
down, you edge hard to turn upwind. During the time it takes for the
kite to move toward the edge of the window, the kite will pull harder
but if you keep edging the board hard and turning upwind you will
slow down eventually.
If you slow down too much you can get your speed back by turning more
downwind and sining the kite if necessary.