[ksurf] RE: going upwind and strap location
wow... you will be the first person in the world to go upwind better than a
please sell me this kite
> -----Original Message-----____________________________________________________________________
> From: Michel Montmigny [mailto:traction@...]
> Sent: Thursday, September 10, 1998 3:43 AM
> To: kitesurf@...
> Subject: Re: [ksurf] going upwind and strap location
> srosso@... wrote:
> > One technical issue - i wonder if anybody has considered this... on a
> > kitesurf board you go upwind using the edge of the board rather than by
> > using the fin. This would mean that you will have the best upwind
> > capability if you have the straps farther forward. if you put
> them farther
> > back then you cannot use as much side of the board.
> > Has anybody experienced with this ?
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> To me, you are completely right. The footstraps have to be placed
> further front. Anyway the sailor have to take the "mast position".
> 2 days ago, I was kitesurfing in 35-40 Km of wind with my 3.3 sq/m 4
> lines Traction kites and I should say that my upwind performance was a
> lot better than funboard. The speed was also really higher than
> I am not saying it to descriminated funboard perfo, but this is what I
> had like experiences.
> Michel Montminy
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