Body drag or board when learning?
- I too flew trainers for hours and "trained" myself bodydragging for
days. Then in front of all my friends I took my 12 meter (I'm 150
lbs) out in 18-24 knot winds and it looped continuously and dragged
me at speed for a mile by my wrist strap. Luckily my board leash
broke immediately. The kicker was my depower safety did not
release. I figured if the kite pulled me under I was a gonner, so I
let it go. Kiters do take risks windsurfers don't even dream about.
I still go out in perfect conditions, but with only moderate, non-
gusty offshore winds in bays with nice barrier beaches all around,
with no traffic or objects of any kind. I may live to learn to stay
up, but not yet. David