RE: [ksurfschool] Re: Need help with waves
- I also use my board to body drag upwind. I basically lay the board in line
with my body. Hook one leg over the board and hold the nose with my free
hand. I fly the kite at the edge of the window with one hand and try to
keep the board almost on its side. You can actually get going pretty fast.
I surprised myself one time when I turned around after about 45 seconds to
see just how far offshore I was.
One thing to note however, the spreader bar on my harness scratches up the
board quite a bit.
A boogie board might be fun. I think your natural tendency will be to
extend your legs once you leave the water. At that point I think you hard
time landing without sending the nose under the water. Should be fun to do
and funny to watch. Let us know how you make out!!!!!1
Halifax, Nova Scotia
From: George Sarris [mailto:jakefarley2000@...]
Sent: Saturday, August 24, 2002 4:47 PM
Subject: Re: [ksurfschool] Re: Need help with waves
I will be trying it this coming weekend with my
directional and I intend to try with a boogie board as
well(never done that before) to get some massive air
jumping up the wave faces as I go out. I'll let
everyone know how I did.
--- vytaspass <surfsup@...> wrote:
> That's a great idea! I'm going to try that one__________________________________________________
> --- In ksurfschool@y..., "Rick Iossi" <rick@n...>
> > Actually there is more than a little truth to this
> technique in
> > winds with moderate to heavier seas. What I do is
> I place the kite
> about 35
> > to 45 degrees off the water in the offshore
> direction. I lay on my
> back and
> > grasp the board on the downwind side of my body.
> For longer
> > boards I hold the rear third of the board. I use
> the board as a
> plane on a
> > slight transverse diagonal for staying upwind as I
> drag out through
> > breaker zone. It also is a good technique to help
> you buy time
> > losing ground during extended lulls.
> > From a light wind paradise, ugh!
> > Rick Iossi
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: George Sarris [mailto:jakefarley2000@y...]
> > Sent: Wednesday, August 21, 2002 1:36 PM
> > To: ksurfschool@y...
> > Subject: Re: [ksurfschool] Re: Need help with
> > Yeah and you can body drag upwind really good if
> > lay on your back with the fin in the water!!
> > --- vytaspass <surfsup@r...> wrote:
> > > LOL!
> > >
> > > --- In ksurfschool@y..., "pauric o'callaghan"
> > > <paurico@p...> wrote:
> > > > I've found that body dragging out with a fake
> > > shark fin on my back
> > > (available at all good joke shops) seems to get
> > > of most swimers
> > > on the beach... for some reason
> > > >
> > > > 15/08/2002 17:13:45, "vytaspass"
> > > wrote:
> > > >
> > > > >Be sure to stay clear of all swimmers!
> > > > >
> > > > >V
> > > > >www.chicagokitesurfing.com
> > > > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
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