Bring the kite up all the way to 12 instead. Turn the board first, then the kite after your board passes though 90 Deg downwind.: bring kite to 1100, touch down, keep speed and switch feet, then turn board and kite at same time around turn. If I time it right and am a bit more aggressive with kite I pop up coming out of turn. I'm not down looping kite.
Keep the kite at 12. Turn the board first, then the kite.Going from strong side right foot forward :
Touch down, keep kite 1400, turn kite a bit faster than board, and surface carve board around to toeside, switch feet and lift off.
This turn is faster and can feel foil carrying, but I lose speed toeside and ofter flounder when switching feet.
Yes. Downlooping will be better, but only if you are turning the board first. If you start looping the kite before you turn the board you will get a power spike and that will throw you off the board, or you will get a huge loss of power if the kite has already left the power zone as you board faces downwind.A few questions:
should I be down looping kite? I noticed that best turns I made were when wind was gusting, in lulls kite loses all power as I turn kite overhead, leading to a flounder. Perhaps I should be learning downloop on surface transitions. ( I do them often on surfboard)
Just off the wind is best. Totall upwind or downwind is hard to transition from using a gybe.If I want to switch feet in flight, before turning, what's the best point of sail, where should I position kite? Same question if I do toeside carve around and now ned to switch from toe to heel in flight.
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