Welcome to the madness that is finding the perfect board. Material has less to do with it than shape when it comes to ease of riding. What you will find, generally speaking, kite specific boards are a more durable construction and a shape that is geared towards higher speeds you find riding with kites. A quick tip on controlling your new board..just have a bit more speed on it compared to the bigger board. At the end of the day I think you probably just need a bit more time on it and you'll get more accurate in handling.lorenz wrote: ↑Mon Mar 26, 2018 6:24 pmI can ride well on a Nobile Infinity 6, strapless. This means gibe, tack and little jumps.
I recently got my hands on a surfboard for kiting, a 5.8 Flora, because it was cheap and the line looked more wave-oriented (more rocker, more volume, less width) as I was on the lookout for something that would be more suitable for aggressive bottom turns and generally better-off on waves.
However I am finding this board very hard! unforgiving when changing stance and are yet to close a tack on it. It does however provide an entire different feel on the wave, I can dig the rail very well and finally ride properly the waves. But we all know that a board is good for the waves only when you feel comfortable on the way out too eheh.
So my question: are EPS kind of surfboards really that much harder than kite specific directional boards? should I just get use to it?
So....... What kind of waves and wind conditions do you have, and what is your weight??? Did you ever prone surf???
Do you know how to jibe with footstraps??? That is huge. If you think you are crashing now and you do not have the strapped jibe down, you are in for some frustration when you try to learn to jibe with straps. Typically, I recommend that all aspiring kitesurfers start with the straps and keep them on until they have at least a day with a 95% success rate with the strapped jibe. Then you can take the straps off and go strapless. It took me 3 months at my small home lake, then 2 days (hungover) at a clean wind destination to accomplish this.
Any good tips on learning jibing with straps?Matteo V wrote: ↑Tue Mar 27, 2018 3:48 pmTypically, I recommend that all aspiring kitesurfers start with the straps and keep them on until they have at least a day with a 95% success rate with the strapped jibe. Then you can take the straps off and go strapless. It took me 3 months at my small home lake, then 2 days (hungover) at a clean wind destination to accomplish this.
You should learn by doing the jibe first and then switching your feet, I've never ridden anything as crazy wide as a Sector 60 though so the might not be possible on that board. On a normal width board if you are on regular tack and jibe then you jibe regular and ride off toeside and correct the feet after. On goofy tack you correct the feet before you jibe.
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