I can nail one foot front rolls/ back rolls, big airs, etc. flawlessly but the board offs are not getting timed right. Sometimes I can land them but not smooth or often. Question is: Toby, do you use the micro hook for all your board offs? I noticed in your video that the introduction to board offs you use your back hand to take the board off and steer the kite back in with the front. But, for the rest of the video, you exclusively use your front hand to take the board off and use your back hand to push up and steer the kite back into the window. Any reasoning behind this? I haven't tried it this way yet. Seems awkward still.
I'm 64 kilos and use a smaller kite, usually 11m Ozone Edge in 20-25 knots for the airstyle. Ive just made myself a new bar with the micro loop/hook and I hope this will change the game for me and allow me to easily steer and correct with one hand while messing with the board in the other. So far I've had real trouble steering the kite into the right spot with one hand and no micro loop. Thanks, Stephen
I weigh like 65 kilos as well, and I always had problems with landing the board offs. I Always used the rebel 2011 12 meter, now recently started using a peter lynn fury lite 15 meter. Doing the board offs I so easy right now,
flybykite wrote: Ive just made myself a new bar with the micro loop/hook and I hope this will change the game for me and allow me to easily steer and correct with one hand while messing with the board in the other. So far I've had real trouble steering the kite into the right spot with one hand and no micro loop. Thanks, Stephen
Can you post some pics of your bar? I'm thinking to do the same...
I see this thread got resurrected. I'm happy to report that board offs are no longer a problem even on my 9m edge but ya, I've got a 11 and 15 as well and its even easier. Working on getting it done with a front roll. I've only landed a few. I'm thinking that my len10 waist harness is not helping me use the handle though as I'm only able to do board offs from the fin and cant reach the handle most of the time. As much as I loved the Idea of using the microloop to assist in board offs, I've only found it useful for deadmans so far and its gotten hooked in dozens of times when I didn't want it to. Can be dangerous.