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Litsupplyco
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What am I doing wrong!!?

Postby Litsupplyco » Mon Oct 05, 2015 4:22 am

I started kiting 9 months ago and I love it! Best sport in the world. I have good kite control. And love jumping as high as I can. But I feel limited. What am I doing wrong? I posted a video in here. Maybe someone can see the way I steer my kite to tell me why I'm not getting higher. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=meOuRXT5CBY

Would appreciate any feedback!

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edt
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Re: What am I doing wrong!!?

Postby edt » Mon Oct 05, 2015 6:42 pm

looking great brah! You can't jump much higher than that at the wind speed and board speed you are going, you are redirecting properly solid landing, nice timing on the takeoff. I wish I had been this good at only 1 year experience. If you want to get any higher at that wind speed, here's s little trick, instead of going on a beam reach or even slightly close-hauled, 2 or 3 seconds before you jump go on a broad reach, this will build up your speed by a tiny bit, then right before you jump, go back into a beam reach, pop off the water and jump. this will get you another meter or so. You aren't doing anything wrong tho, looks great.

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Re: What am I doing wrong!!?

Postby Mossy 757 » Mon Oct 05, 2015 6:56 pm

edt wrote:looking great brah! You can't jump much higher than that at the wind speed and board speed you are going, you are redirecting properly solid landing, nice timing on the takeoff. I wish I had been this good at only 1 year experience. If you want to get any higher at that wind speed, here's s little trick, instead of going on a beam reach or even slightly close-hauled, 2 or 3 seconds before you jump go on a broad reach, this will build up your speed by a tiny bit, then right before you jump, go back into a beam reach, pop off the water and jump. this will get you another meter or so. You aren't doing anything wrong tho, looks great.



Agreed, you could try to bear away by about 20* before you load up and send the kite. A good way to practice this is to be on a dead beam reach, sheet all the way in and let your board track downwind for a second...you'll feel the bar start to pull harder and harder, that's when I know I'm going fast enough to really launch it. You can also get yourself another meter or two by doing it out in the surf and launching off a wavetop 8)

Litsupplyco
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Joined: Fri Mar 20, 2015 11:10 pm
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Local Beach: Matheson Hammock, Miami
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2016 North Evo 10m
2016 North Evo 12m
2016 North Evo 14m

2016 Carved Imperator 135
2016 North Jaime 139
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Re: What am I doing wrong!!?

Postby Litsupplyco » Mon Oct 05, 2015 9:34 pm

Awesome! Thanks guys. Ill give that a try. I'm also thinking maybe I stop drinking so much beer and drop a couple pounds. :D


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