2718[ksurfschool] learning on a foil type kite
- Feb 12, 2002Hello James,
Kitesurfing with a foil requires a totally different approach to setup,
launching and landing when compared to the same procedures for an inflatable
kite. Toss in different handling characteristics while you are kitesurfing
and it really takes a different approach from inflatables. You can try to
learn about all this in the "school of hard knocks" or you can take lessons.
I strongly recommend taking the later approach. I remember getting "knocked"
pretty hard, several times a few years ago while learning how to fly foils on
my own before instruction was commonly available. You could contact Brian
at Suntrax in Capetown for more info at:
Can anyone help me please? I am trying to learn to Kitesurf using a
foil type water relaunchable kite. Is it more difficult then using a
naish type kite. Also where can I find a set of diagrams as to the
kite positioning whilst getting up on the board and thereafter. I am
trying to learn alone and am finding it very frustrating indeed. By
the way I am living in cape town South Africa.
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