RE: [ksurfschool] Re: Body Dragging question
- Hi guys,
I agree that dragging is a whole lot of fun, my only issue from my
body-dragging days (hardly do it anymore these days) is that even wearing a
wetsuit you can get slung into wave faces and chop really hard, giving
bruised ribcage-type war wounds occasionally ... probably because your kite
has to generate much more "torque" type power to drag you than to surf you
on a board, and this power can be dangerous if it gets out of control ...
From: Fritz@... [mailto:Fritz@...]
Sent: 31 October 2001 15:15
Subject: [ksurfschool] Re: Body Dragging question
--- In ksurfschool@y..., Andre Myburgh <andrem@d...> wrote:
> > Simple question - Should I be able to lock in the kite while
> > dragging or does it require constant diving from neutral to
> > and then back up again? I'm learning alone and haven't had
> > benefit of ever watching anyone kitesurf so the obvious is not
> > obvious to me. Kite is a Stamos 8.0 which is new to me. I've
> > some dragging with Cquads which I'm more familiar with
> > kiteskiing. Thanks.
Pat: Andre's right. Dragging is a ball. I'm just now beginning
the transition from fish-to-foul. I've only used the harness to
practice getting pulled up by the kite to simulate feet-in-straps. I
didn't enjoy attempting to bodysurf whilst the control bar was
near my chest....or the prospect of doing an Immelmann and
ending up flying inverted.
Besides, getting your ass flung atop of the water in high speed
spurts is a rush...'till the kite luffs. ..and your shoulders probably
need the workout anyway.
That B.S. about 'walk of shame'....eh-eh: It's a full-on 'walk of
pride'. This whole gig seems to be fun.
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