Looking at the videos and contest it seems that the pros can just go flying without sending the kite in the other direction.
Is it just by loading by edging as hard as they can then releasing, or is there a more subtle technic by trying to use the board flex and pop?
I tryied but can't seem to have the board work for me by stomping the back foot.
cruising upwind slow and controlled, kite is about 50-60 deg. off water and depending on your size and wind the kite placement is asfar as possable in the side of the window you are travelling. cruising and parked. go downwind ten feet say(towards kite) then just try to ride further upwind then ever drive away like no other. the gotowards will give you lots of board control and then drive away. you will be ripped off the water. flat, wave, whatever, this technique is the won. if understandable. towards then against and fly. not moving kite will bring you back down soft and planing after a big pop. The more pop is by how sharp and how hard you drive upwind or away from kite. Key is start slow cause you need that board control. Overpowered always helps. It is a rare case that your too overpowered on big kite creating drag. So go big and let me know to best explain.