Your steering arm is on the bar, steering the kite, while you're
hooked in to the spreader bar, your other arm, the arm that's down in
the water, is extended forward, in front of your head, in the
direction you want to go (into the wind), along the top surface of
the water. Your arm and the rest of your body is as straight as
possible to prevent drag, and promote upwind movement.
--- In ksurfschool@y..., "Vic Winkler - Sun Micro. // McLean"
> I am not sure I understand what you mean by:
> "steering with one arm and extending the other"
> The "steering..." part is clear, the "extending the other"
> is not.
> Please describe what the other arm is doing.
> > Date: Sat, 3 Aug 2002 13:20:22 +1000
> > From: "Kitepower" <sydney@k...>
> > Subject: RE: How about... upwind body dragging?
> > You absolutely can body drag upwind, we teach people to do it in
> > I have done it numerous times.
> > Every experienced kiteboarder should be able to do it too.
> > But there are some conditions
> > You can only do it with inflatables, arcs, and flysurfers and
> > Basically you can only do it with kites that you can change the
> > attack on, 4 lined inflato's, arcs, and variable AOA foils like
> > You must be powered up, it is impossible to body drag upwind when
> > underpowered.
> > You need to sheet out as far as possible and keep your body
> > possible, steering with one arm and extending the other.
> > You must practice it, to learn how to do it.
> > Cya and
> > Goodwinds
> > Steve McCormack
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