1855Re: [ksurfschool] Final Waterstart question. Sooo Close!
- Aug 21 9:44 AM<infrauk@...> wrote:
> With the kite in Neutral, I put my weight onto my back foot,I don't get the feeling myself. I feel like both my feet are weighted
roughly equal, but then I have my footstraps positioned so my feet are
weighted equal while riding (all the way back in the stock inserts). More
important to think of bending your legs, and pushing your heels down &
upwind (to get your butt over the board).
> move theMore like "dive the kite straight down". Of course the angle of dive is
> kite towards the edge of the wind window according to the direction I
> want to travel,
highly dependent on wind strength & kite size (in other words dive more if
you need more power). If diving straight down & pulling out only at the
very last moment before turning as tight as possible to barely miss the
water still won't get you up, then start by moving the kite back in the
opposite direction a bit first, before diving it (gives more diving space, &
also gets the kite moving before even starting the dive).
> briefly point the front of the board towards theThat is a technique to use if you've dived the kite too much: you steer
towards the kite in order that line tension doesn't pull you over on your
> then when up, make sure the board is parallel to the kite,Again dependent on how powered up you are, you may not need or want to edge
> distribute my weight evenly across both feet and edge hard.
hard. Edge only hard enough to maintain your desired course. Most often
those at your stage are underpowered, & a common problem is failing to keep
working the kite up & down to maintain sufficient power to keep your balance
once up on the board.
> With directionals, I was told you needed to dive the kite to get up.Absolutely not. The kite maneuver is identical, & the foot work is also
> But not on Twin tips. Is this true?
essentially the same too.
> If not, could you advise how theI already did that above, but it's a good idea to lie on your back on the
> kite should be manoeuvered?
sand to practice without the board. Hover, then dive to lift you to a
standing position. You may need to bend your knees, & pull your butt in
over your feet too, just like in the water.
> Determined to get up and stay up this weekend.The first time you get up on the board you'll likely fall immediately, but
by the end of the day (or maybe by the beginning of the next day) you'll
likely be able to stay up indefinitely. In other words, don't get
frustrated, just keep trying, & quite soon you'll be ripping.
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