Re: [ksurfschool] Beginner board advice
- <banfield@...> writes:
> I figure the gusty conditions favor a floaty directionalCompared to sailboards, kiteboards are incredibly easy to jibe.
> over a wakeboard (in spite of the ease of avoiding jibing).
Unlike jibing sailboards, if you've got decent kite skills (spend all your
free time flying the kite by itself before you get on a board) you don't
need to worry about falling off a plane (just move the kite to power you
back up), or digging the front rail too much (just move the kite & the board
will follow), or even switching your feet at the right moment (just sail out
without even switching your feet, then switch them after you regain
- <hyperboutlife@...> wrote:
> I have been wakeboarding for 13 yrs and snowboarding forIt's ALL in the kite. I've read that good wakeboarders who get sufficient
> 7...and all i could do last fall at Hatterus was go down wind on my
kite practice first have no problem (& I believe it). I spent over 30 hours
with the kite in the air ( before & after work) before trying to get on a
board, & so I only had to walk upwind about 8 times (5 days). Guys who
started a month before I even got my kite were asking me for tips after my
first week on the water.