69573Re: [ksurf] Wakeboarding lesson before a successful kitesurfing waterstart!
- Aug 11, 2005HiLo
Yah like I said before, best to use a cable water ski if youve got
one close by, then there is no wake, just a smooth constant pull.
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, georgeiw@a... wrote:
> Hi Chris,
> I took forever to be able to stay up and I recently went
> The part of wakeboarding that is most like kiteboarding in terms
> and all that is when you are outside the wake and way on the side
going at an
> angle and forward with the boat.
> Use your kiteboarding board, it will work, though it might be a
> I do not think that fins make the biggest difference.
> Two are enough since you are unlikely to ride toe side on your
> a while though you can definitely do it on the wake board.
> Another trick for learning how to wakeboard is to start sitting in
> tube. Just leave it behind in the water when you get up. You
start from a
> much better stance. As soon as the boat driver hits the gas simply
> When you get back to your kite try to ride for a while sitting in
a tube and
> not standing up. Try to loop the kite on one side of the window
> diving too hard and keep your speed up. Do not fly the kite too
far to the
> side before you bring it back up. Use the board to try to steer
down wind at
> 45 degrees. This is what you will want to do without the tube.
> I will add more later but unfortunately the board is the smallest
> the problem.
> Kiting is easier on your arms and back than wakeboarding because
> hook into the chicken loop. When you get back to the kite you can
try un hooked
> if it is not too windy but eventually you will want to get used to
> hooked in.
> The hardest part of it all is managing your edging and stance as
> the kite the first 2 or 3 times. After that you will have built
> speed to smooth out everything.
> Think like this:
> 1 dive the kite, pop up quickly (not like water skiing), and
pull your back
> foot in to turn the tip of the board downwind about 45 degrees.
> 2 now turn the kite up and forward, then back a little, (set it
> turning. they are slow anyway), and point your board towards the
kite as you
> stand up and coast while the kite is not pulling on the up stroke.
> 3 Now turn the kite back down into the middle of the wind window
> straight down and a little backwards if the wind is light) You
will now begin
> to edge harder and turn the board more sideways or upwind as the
> harder going through the power zone.
> Repeat 2
> Repeat 3
> Now try to make each stroke smoother and longer without flying the
> of the side of the wind window.
> Let us know how that works.
> If it doesn't make sense I will send another idea.
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