plummet wrote: ↑
Wed Aug 09, 2017 7:50 pm
Nice! Looks like you had fun!
I have measured my self on the landboard at jumping at 36m distance. Obviously way possible to jump a lot further on the water. But it depends on what your jumping as to the risk factor. Jumping something like soggy grass, a stream on a the landboard is pretty low risk. Jumping boulders is a different kettle of fish. Come up short and you start snapping legs!
But hey that's part of the fun! adding the risk factor.
It was great, got solid 3 days of kiting, recorded only 1 afternoon on gopro so it's only a glimpse of the weekend
We did the planet of the Apes downwinder twice and had a lot of fun in those channels. Recognized a lot of stuff from Sam Light, Evan Netsch and Dimitri M. videos.
Gap jump, definitely not max distance but considering I wasn't super powered I am happy I made it
Could have used more board speed.
It's pretty safe unless you mess up pop and go into uncontrolled rotation. If I don't think I will make it I usually keep kite back and land with no speed. Though on this one I felt it should work so redirected kite forward aggressively to cover extra distance.
So far I haven't messed up too much. I missed a few sand bars but landed twice on my feet, on grass on my ass but it was flooded and mostly mud;)
Landed in a small dry bush once, happy I had 6mm wetsuit on.
Not too keen on jumping rocks though, I often pop off the grass when I mess up timing so don't want to do same mistake off rocks. Once I jumped a hunter's cabin off an island and was pretty close call when I messed up my pop on the choppy side of island...