Re: [ksurfschool] Re: Woody Board
- Thanks Jim
When I re-read that there are few words that I would add here and there, but real synergy is what kiteboarding is, I think that is why it just grabs people and it changes their lives forever. Experiencing synergy between yourself and nature or with other people is one of life's finest things IMO, and money cannot buy it!! :-))
Due to an old war wound (motorcycle crash) I am increasingly unable to kiteboard, but my aim is to get a decent video camera and make instructional/promo, top rider vids, and stuff to make people laugh, look out for a character I've invented called "Keiff wiff da teef" aka "the God of ugly people".
Sorry in advance!! :-)
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----- Original Message -----
Sent: Sunday, July 07, 2002 9:19 PM
Subject: [ksurfschool] Re: Woody Board
--- In ksurfschool@y..., "Kitepower" <sydney@k...> wrote:
> Have a look at as many of the latest tray/wake style boards, as
you can. You will notice one common theme, thin rails with the
edge at the bottom surface of the board. I'm not sure why Hung
makes a point of being abe to land a jump sideways, but you can
do that if you want to with this rail shape anyway, but you stand a
greater chance of losing control and having the board slide out
from under you if you do not get an edge/end in first.
> Kiteboarding is about jumping for most people, a sharp thin
rail helps the board bite and load up, essential for getting
> The rails are rounder on surfboards to make them transition
from one turn to another in a more flowing style suited to wave
riding, when the board is powered by the wave only.
> Kiteboarding is very much like wakeboarding behind a boat,
except you need an edge, to exert and maintain or vary, as
conditions and the tricks/jumping you are doing dictate, tension
on the kites lines (not against the pull of the boat, which is
constant), and to enable you to maintain that edge/line tension in
well powered up conditions, which will give you max boost into
the air (and upwind ability).
> You use the sharp cutting edges/rails and their ability to load
the lines of your kite, in a synchronised way to get air and then
you control your body into the air, maintaining the your orientation
to a safe landing, all while using the contollability of the kite to
land soft and smooth, immediately upon landing you use those
sharp rails/edges to exert tension back on your kite lines, so you
are back in control.
> Kiteboarding is a synergy between the riders mind and
emotions/spirit, and the kite, its lines, and the edge-ability of the
> Above all have fun!
> Cya and
> Steve McCormack
Well stated! You compacted more in those few paragraphs than
three how-to vids I've seen. ....perhaps it's time to buy some
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