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I dont have enough strength to ride Waves Unhooked..

Postby brainwashed » Wed Nov 14, 2007 8:11 pm

I tried to ride waves unhooked the other day.
I could only ride for 10 min,how do the top guys do it?
They must have some super strong arms.
Whats the deal with riding unhooked on the wave?
Thanks.

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Postby jahmaze » Wed Nov 14, 2007 8:40 pm

Congratulations, you have the perfect body condition to be a great forum-armchair rider, you can now talk tech, physics, compare gear, and prices and give advices... :lol:

.. seriously, there is no miracle...... practice, practice, practice, practice ....

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Postby Dan Glyaire » Wed Nov 14, 2007 8:55 pm

you are only unhooking while on the wave right?
when youre riding down the wave toward the kite, there shouldnt really be that much tension on the kite.

and practice.

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Postby brainwashed » Wed Nov 14, 2007 9:07 pm

Like everything you must stick to it and not give up.I understand.
My kite just seems to be in the wrong place,it seems to go backwards when I unhook and muscling it, is alot of work.
I do have to admit that unhooked does look so much better than being hooked in. Is it true unhooked riding has so much to do with kite control.
Are all kites right for this style?Is my kite the problem?Iam on a Best Waroo.

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Postby Dan Glyaire » Wed Nov 14, 2007 9:23 pm

brainwashed wrote: Are all kites right for this style?Is my kite the problem?Iam on a Best Waroo.
hmmm, i always find it best to blame my equipment too. :lol:

just kidding, sounds like you may need to adjust the trim of your kite before unhooking, try pulling in the depower a bit.
and a small fast kite helps as well, what size waroo?
are you on a twintip? ... surfboards work better.

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Postby HelldogBE » Wed Nov 14, 2007 9:42 pm

Dan Glyaire wrote:
brainwashed wrote: Are all kites right for this style?Is my kite the problem?Iam on a Best Waroo.
hmmm, i always find it best to blame my equipment too. :lol:

just kidding, sounds like you may need to adjust the trim of your kite before unhooking, try pulling in the depower a bit.
and a small fast kite helps as well, what size waroo?
are you on a twintip? ... surfboards work better.
probably too big of a kite to unhook properly for the winds you want to ride in??

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Postby BullsShit.com » Thu Nov 15, 2007 7:48 am

They ride down the line, no pressure on the kite, if any, very minimal.
Also, small ass kite, big ass board.
When I am out on my 12m with a TT, they are on a 5m and a 6ft surfboard !

They, meaning some.

But all together it means, they are going down the line with little wind in the kite, and they are also in pretty good shape.
More so then us forumers!

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Postby jesserichman » Thu Nov 15, 2007 9:30 am

Just Go Pump Some Iron!!!

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Postby leomdq » Thu Nov 15, 2007 9:40 am

For begginers:
Which is the best wind direction?
1. Side onshore
2. Side
3. Side offshore

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Postby BullsShit.com » Thu Nov 15, 2007 10:03 am

safe # 1
speed # 2
Best wave # 3

Beginners # 1-3

side on is easier, but waves suckish', so you will suckish' as well.

small waves is the key. Light wind, bigger board, or more wind small TT and get used to the waves. Then work your self towards a surfboard.
Maybe go out with no straps in light wind with a small kite.
Side on winds will pull you away from the wave, but your kite might stall out if you get too fast.
It's real hard to say what's best, since it depends on the spot and wind strength and wave hight.


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