Re: I Keep loosing my edge...
One other thought comes to mind. Try using longer fins on the
heelside edge of your board. This will make jibing a little
tougher, but will help you hold an edge in the swell.
--- In email@example.com, "Sam Morgan" <nippleteam@y...>
> I ride a 16m2 Rhino on a switch 180 twin tip and I'm a fat 100kg.bit
> I've been finding that when the wind picks up 16-18knots the board
> will flatten out and slip straight out from under me. I ride in a
> of a swell, can't be helped, and when I go down a wave, or back ofcan
> one, the lines will pull me over the board too, and or cause the
> above problem.
> I guess I just have to edge harder and allow for the swell, but
> anyone tell me if it's something a bit simpler? It's reallybeggining
> to cause me pain, esp when my balls collide with the board!
> -Live harder, die sideways.
- I love your anti kids ploy!!! Will definately try it out!! :-)))
I think your main problem will be the board is a bit big, and you are most likely flying the kite too high, so when a gust hits or you drop off the back of a wave, you lose your edge.
Try edging the kite lower and lower towards the water, and really putting a lot of pressure on your rear foot, and point high into the wind. It is important to control your speed, keep it lowish and steady.
You will notice your kite surges forward of you when you are doing this technique correctly, and you lose speed too.
And be patient with yourself too, sounds like you are doing really well for the amount of time you have been at it.
----- Original Message -----
From: Sam Morgan
Sent: Thursday, April 10, 2003 8:54 AM
Subject: [ksurfschool] Re: I Keep loosing my edge...
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "fernmanus" <fernmanus@y...>
> If you ride in a place where you can watch other riders, watch what
> the more successful riders do and talk to them>
Thanks Kenny, I would if I could but I'm the only guy in North West
Tasmania on one of these things! People come out of the trees and
stare at me while hords of kids come running up the beach
yelling "Mr, WHAT'S THAT!!!" I reply "it's an incredibly dangerous
kite, if you ever see it coming towards you run for your LIFE!" They
usually scream and start running away, thank the kitesurfing God's
I've been out several times since and I feel that I've been pushing
too hard on my back leg when I've been moving into a wave, sort of
trying to get the front up. I think I've also been turning the kite
up, an instinct if somethings coming towards you, which lifts me up,
flattens out the baord and thus I go scooting. It is hard though, if
your hanging you arse too low the wave will bite it, too high and
keeping the edge is difficult.
The amount of things going on is amazing and every time I go out I
learn something new, it's fantastic.
I got air just yesterday as I edged hard into a wave, what a buzz,
airtime is going to be a whole new thing!
Aint life great!
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