gyru wrote:Thanks Toby, this really makes sense!
I also found useful the link of Jo, although it is more or less what I already do, pheraps I just need a bit more practice.
I guess help from someone is the ultimate solution expecially when the kite falls, which is my real nightmare as I cant relaunch 100%
I asked because somewhere in the web I read one should never go unleashed from the board, while all the advanced do it.
Where did you read that ?
We teach not to use leashes at all, at kiteschools (or use a helmet - which most wont do....) - as the beginners and intermediate kiters are the one in highest danger of being killed by a board projectile, as they will get dragged much more often than experienced riders, and often in shallow water too.
And as kitesurfing is a sport done only with onshore winds - your worst nightmare could be that you have to wait for your board to drift ashore !
Dont ever kite further out, than you are sure you can comfortably reach the shore fast, even if a line breaks.
As you get experienced, you'll learn how to keep your board on your foot/feet even when the kite goes down - and you can relaunch from there.
Only if the kite goes down when doing board offs - you might loose your board.
And here you are at a level, where you can easily relaunch and bodydrag to your board - it will not take long to do this