I was considering sticking one of these on the nose for that specific reason
I think that's a good idea, and as far as I know, F-one would be the only company to do that. Should it become more widespread? There used to be a time where it was mandatory for windsurf boards to have a tow attachment at the front. (In France at least)
If you would, please walk me through your thinking here. It seems to me like the attachment point for the spare leash would be better at the rear of the board so it can drift downwind nose forward.
bragnouff wrote: ↑Mon Jul 17, 2017 11:00 amWhen someone is struggling with his kite in the drink, doing a deep water pack down, and his board drifting downwind much faster than him, (assuming you care) how would you retrieve his board?
I got confronted to that situation yesterday on a Side shore wind with a tiny bit of onshore on it. Board about 300m away from the shore, would have ended probably 2 or 3km down the beach.
After riding nearby for a while to keep it in sight and assessing his situation (struggle relaunching/ definitely won't relaunch/ pack down & swim), I went back up/square-ish to the wind to the shore, left my own foil on the beach, body dragged out downwind to his board, and rode it back to where my board was, for a happy reunion.
Not really sure you could retrieve it like you would retrieve a twin tip, it's heavier, bit more leverage underarm due to the foil, awkward appendix, didn't seem like a good idea.
Not sure you could tow it either, first because there's nowhere to hook a leash, and also because I assume it would go berserk on the tow.
All this made a bit more complicated due to the fact that wind was light, not much luxury in parking the kite in the air while messing around anything.
What would you do?
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