Going upwind toeside
- Yesterday, I had a session where the wind was just not strong enough
for me to jump. The wind was only blowing 8 - 10 mph, so I was out
on my AB 16.4 and my 181 Litewave. I spent a lot of time practising
going upwind on toeside. I could easily go upwind on my starboard
side, but it was a lot more difficult on my port side. Is it just a
matter of more practise or does anyone have any good tips?
By the way, if any of you are struggling with complex jibes, the best
time to practise them is in light wind on a larger board and large
kite. The larger board allows you more time to make the carve
without worrying about the exact timing of the kite. The larger kite
is slower to react and generates more even power when you move it
across the window. Yesterday, I practised jibing from toeside to
toeside. It is a move that I struggled with using my AB 8.4 and a
142 picklefork because everything was happening so fast.