3378Re: Final Waterstart question. Sooo Close!
- Jun 1, 2002Mel
great insights. do you recommend being hooked or unhooked when
waterstaring with a 2 line, what about with a 4 line.
--- In ksurfschool@y..., Mel <kitebord@p...> wrote:
> <infrauk@y...> 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
> roughly equal, but then I have my footstraps positioned so my feet
> weighted equal while riding (all the way back in the stock
> important to think of bending your legs, and pushing your heels
> upwind (to get your butt over the board).
> > move the
> > kite towards the edge of the wind window according to the
> > want to travel,
> More like "dive the kite straight down". Of course the angle of
> highly dependent on wind strength & kite size (in other words dive
> you need more power). If diving straight down & pulling out only
> very last moment before turning as tight as possible to barely miss
> water still won't get you up, then start by moving the kite back in
> opposite direction a bit first, before diving it (gives more diving
> also gets the kite moving before even starting the dive).
> > briefly point the front of the board towards the
> > kite,
> That is a technique to use if you've dived the kite too much: you
> towards the kite in order that line tension doesn't pull you over
> > then when up, make sure the board is parallel to the kite,
> > distribute my weight evenly across both feet and edge hard.
> Again dependent on how powered up you are, you may not need or want
> hard. Edge only hard enough to maintain your desired course. Most
> those at your stage are underpowered, & a common problem is failing
> working the kite up & down to maintain sufficient power to keep
> once up on the board.
> > With directionals, I was told you needed to dive the kite to get
> > But not on Twin tips. Is this true?
> Absolutely not. The kite maneuver is identical, & the foot work is
> essentially the same too.
> > If not, could you advise how the
> > kite should be manoeuvered?
> I already did that above, but it's a good idea to lie on your back
> sand to practice without the board. Hover, then dive to lift you
> standing position. You may need to bend your knees, & pull your
> 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
> by the end of the day (or maybe by the beginning of the next day)
> 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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