slowboat wrote: ↑
Mon Aug 06, 2018 9:39 am
Peter_Frank wrote: ↑
Sun Aug 05, 2018 9:34 pm
There are also a disadvantage of "floating foils" as they tend not to be so easy retrievable after a crash, so not always a win-win eventhough lighter is in general better yes
I have found the opposite to be true. With a "sinking foil", after a crash, the foil goes vertical and shoots downwind quickly and you have to chase it. With a "floating foil", after the crash, the foil remains horizontal and tends to just bob in place, allowing easier retrieval.
Yes, it goes vertical thus it dolphins downwind, and you can get it in a splitsecond just fly or even loop the kite
If it is on its side, and you crash ending up downwind, you have to bodydrag for quite some time to get up to the board, as it sits on the side in the wind hardly going nowhere
For me this is a PITA regarding how fast you get back up on the board, as getting yourself downwind is superfast and easy, whereas upwind take a lot of time.
Maybe we crash differently?
I most often end up leeward of my board when I crash, and hardly never far windward of my board
Or do you talk about crashing the kite in the water? I doubt it, as this happens extremely rare when over the beginner stage.
The good thing is, you have to learn to crash less often - a motivation in itself just like riding in winter icy waters (apart from you just dont try anything nomore thus NOT good)