I have had this problem occur to me a few times due to the rear lines being a tad long. I shortened the rear lines and my problem was resolved.sedluk wrote: ↑Mon May 29, 2017 2:16 amI am finding that when I am using a LEI, I am using my Boost 2 kites. I naturally drop the kite down to around 9 or 3 o'clock. This works great with my foil kites, they still have very good steering and I rarely get them wet.
I find that when I do this with the LEI, I find that when the kite gets depowered, the steering gets sloppy and the kite feels front heavy and want to drop into the water. I have been working on keeping the kite up a little higher but wanted to get some advice from other people riding foil boards.
I assume other people are experiencing this, one idea is try an even smaller kite so that the kite is depowered less. The trouble is the wind is up and down, often I would be unable to get going and if I drift to shore, it is all trees and I have to water land and walk in the water along the shore back to the water launch site.
I was out in similar conditions a few times, and i found out that is much better to have a small kite in those conditions then to have a big one, which was what i would normaly choose on a TT.sedluk wrote: ↑Wed May 31, 2017 2:27 amI was out again today and the winds here in Ohio are very up and down. I find that when I pass through a lull, the kite starts to go nose down, then when the wind picks up, I am bordering on overpowered and by turning the kite up, it becomes more overpowered. We get decent wind occasionally, more often you can see the bands of higher wind across the lake, mixed in with lulls and calmer water.
Everyone's advice helps, it is tough to kiteboard on an inland lake with gusty wind and it seems even more challenging on a hydrofoil board but I am getting better and having fun.