That's a good technique. The downloop works if you're in deep enough water. The basic principle is a really aggressive power stroke with the kite and then pointing the foil straight downwind so that you're in control of ride height and don't ventilate. Most beginners control ride height during the initial stages by sheeting out or moving the kite overhead; this maneuver requires you to control ride height by adjusting line tension by controlling the direction the board is traveling. Once you figure that rhythm out any sufficiently strong initial powerstroke will get you there.
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