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JUST A QUESTION

Postby ANTONAKLOS » Mon Mar 15, 2004 11:34 am

Can u bodydrag to catch the board if u r overpowered??And if u can how?

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Postby Janus » Mon Mar 15, 2004 1:30 pm

Yes, keep it low.

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Postby Toby » Mon Mar 15, 2004 1:49 pm

overpowered can be hard to impossible.
there is a point where it is not possible anymore....

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Postby ANTONAKLOS » Mon Mar 15, 2004 3:59 pm

So if u r overpowered and the board goes off ur feet u just lose it if noone alse help u?I pulled the kites safety leash one time when it was impossible for me to catch my board and went back to the beach swimming!Then on i use leash for those times am overpowered and the board goes off.I can use my x3 14m up to 25 knots without having any problem but when the wind is 20-25 knots i cant body drag upwind to catch my board!The leash is dangerous but i dont want to lose my board or stop riding overpowered!So i go with a helmet and board leash!!!

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Postby Toby » Mon Mar 15, 2004 4:12 pm

that's basically it.

If you use a leash, then for sure use a helmet!

Either you release and swim back or you body drag to the beach or shallow area, walk back, or stay there for a while, then bodydrag back in the water to your board.
Before you do it, make sure you now where the board is and keep an eye on it.

Honestly? Never go out alone, that is a standard safety rule!!!

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Postby fabinhoj » Mon Mar 15, 2004 4:35 pm

if you are very overpower, just body drag to the back to the beach, walk up wind, trying to localize your board and body drag down wind to the board.

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Postby chassan » Tue Mar 16, 2004 2:19 am

fabinhoj wrote:if you are very overpower, just body drag to the back to the beach, walk up wind, trying to localize your board and body drag down wind to the board.
:thumb: Exactly

Nevertheless, if the wind is offshore, pray for rescue...

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Postby Velocity Boy » Tue Mar 16, 2004 3:12 am

My friend lost his new board today in exactly this scenario.
Maybe leashes are a must sometimes.

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Postby sid5150 » Wed Mar 17, 2004 12:52 am

Not using a board leash is great - If you can afford a board or 2 each season.

For those of us without that much disposable income (and an abundance of luck/healing prowess) - The reel leash is where it is at.

BEWARE! If you use the NSI reel leash when it is nuke'n, you may want to replace the stock, brass clasp with a small SS carabeaner(sp?) - The REAL kind (not the novelty keychain crap). The stock brass one will break if you blow up hard enough, and on those days you won't want to be body dragging alot.

So far, no problems at all.

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Postby Elia » Wed Mar 17, 2004 9:46 am

fabinhoj wrote:if you are very overpower, just body drag to the back to the beach, walk up wind, trying to localize your board and body drag down wind to the board.
If you can walk up wind your are don't over powered to the point that you can't get to your board IMHO


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