slowboat wrote: ↑Mon Feb 12, 2018 11:36 amMy abilities so far are good straight line pitch control, pretty consistent heel to toeside carving turns and comfortable riding toeside but no clue on how to go downwind without stalling due to loss of line tension. It seems that one answer is downlooping and would appreciate a very basic explanation on how to do this. Am I keeping the kite on one side of the window or crossing the window when I downloop going downwind? Should kite be high in general going downwind? Is all this easier heelside or toeside? Any other techniques besides downlooping? Just drifting kite is fun but always ends in an uncontrolled stall for me. Thanks
for me it is. But maybe we are talking about different things. I am not racing downwind. More like zigzaging in swells, front side carve, backside carve combinations, ideally staying with the same swell train for a couple km. I follow the kite similar to a surfboard, more or less with nose of board always pointing at kite through turns.
Yeah, I think keeping the kite on one side is easier to learn. When I try this I find that as is carve upwind, I get line tension and feels good but then when I carve back towards the kite I lose the tension.....I guess I should be doing more with the kite?NorCalNomad wrote: ↑Tue Feb 13, 2018 4:03 amno
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