Re: My next board?
I never bothered to learn how to jibe and you definitely don't have
You can get footstraps on almost any bidirectional board. However, I
recommend getting a simple sandal binding with heelstraps. This will
give you more control, yet you can come out of them easily in a
crash. The sandals from Nice are excellent.
As far as a board goes, stay away from floaty boards. You want a
board that will allow you to edge. I recommend trying an oversized
bidirectional (around 5'6") I like the Lightwave Wake-N-Style and
RRD boards. You can get either of these boards set up with
footstraps, sandals, or full bindings. It may take a session or two
to get used to a bidirectional. However, the switch is well worth
it. You are going to have so much more fun riding powered-up on a bi-
directional compared to cruising on a 7' board.
--- In ksurfschool@y..., jeremybuzzard@y... wrote:
> Hey there.
> I have been kitesurfing since January or so and I'm flying an Arc
> 630 and and riding a 7 foot Manta directional board (three fin). I
> weigh about 75kg.
> I found the big board great to get through the baby steps on - it
> was always easy to get up and very stable... But, I can't jibe to
> save myself, toeside is almost impossible with three footstraps,
> and while I can get upwind, it's not very well. I am thinking that
> next season I should probably go for a twin-tip. I'm not sure what
> to buy though.
> I have issues with using a wakeboard at this stage - the idea of
> having my feet in bindings seems a recipe to reinjure my knees,
> so I would prefer something reasonably floaty with straps. What
> should I get?