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15341Re: [ksurf] Wakeboard techniques?

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  • Dave Raue
    Jul 2 5:13 AM
      ----- Original Message -----
      From: <CKFLYER@...>
      To: <kitesurf@egroups.com>
      Sent: Saturday, July 01, 2000 10:20 PM
      Subject: Re: [ksurf] Wakeboard techniques?


      > In a message dated 7/1/00 9:20:01 PM Eastern Daylight Time,
      ssgray@...
      > writes:
      >
      > << Are there any wakeboard style kitesurfers out there who can tell me
      > how you re-orient yourself (without taking the board off your feet)
      > after you get dragged, or wipe out and end up with the board behind
      > you? I've done it once, but it was a bit of a fluke. I'm getting
      > sick of taking the board off, flying the kite, and putting the board
      > on again. Help!
      > >>

      > If you fall and land on your back, first you must roll your body back to
      your
      > front side.
      > This can be difficult when kite is overhead in nuetral zone, because now
      you
      > are facing upwards looking at the kite backwards. . To roll back over,
      > slowly lower kite to edge of window and roll your body back over toward
      it.
      > Then raise kite to nuetral, over head, and fly the wake board underwater
      > back to the starting position...

      If you're in very shallow water, rolling over from this position is not
      easy - as I discovered. Stay in water deep enough so you CAN roll the board
      around if need be.
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