Re: Jump Timing
- Steve, Philip and Hung-
Thanks for the advice.
As you said, nothing replaces practice. I can't wait to go out again,
but this winter has been really cold here.
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Kite Power \(Sydney\)"
> Do it as soon as you leave the water, practice it on smallishjumps, land with the board pointing towards the kite slightly on
smaller jumps, to fully pointing at the kite when landing a big one.
> On bigger jumps, say over 3M, other things can happen that affectyour timing, like getting a second gust while in the air, which will
extend your glide and hang time time, sometimes this is so great that
the kite will have to be flown with great sensitivity, and will
actually be flown from side to side up to several times.
>kite was flying in changes, and becomes smaller and downwind of you,
> Remember as soon as you lift off the water, the wind window the
the window gets tiny if you do a biggish jump where you start to be
moving at close to the wind speed, this is why you must get the kite
back down in front of you and land pointing towards it, otherwise the
kite has no power and you plonk or sink on landing.
>a kite, the power and flight characterisitics, available to your kite
> Nothing and no-one can teach you this, other than time spent under
in each and every part of the wind window has to become second nature.
> Cya and Goodwinds,
> Steve McCormack
> 302 The Grand Pde
> Sans Souci, NSW
> Tel: (02) 9529 6894
> Also at Geelong at Kitepower
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Karine <karinefr2000@y...>
> To: email@example.com
> Sent: Sunday, February 02, 2003 7:31 AM
> Subject: [ksurfschool] Jump Timing
> At what time do you send the kite back in the forward direction
> you jump? It seems that I probably wait too long to do that andso I
> tend to have trouble with the landing of the firstname.lastname@example.org
> Any recommendations?
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