baxterbradford wrote: ...
I've just started flying a foil kite and have been looking for tips on how to use it.
Its flying characteristics are so different from my LEI kites. I've flown it 3 times, one of which was just on the beach in 3-5kts. I'm finding that I am too prone to pull the bar in too far, choke the airflow and lose power, whilst I'm actually trying to increase it!
I tried the down loop, but found that I didn't get much extra power. Having read the above posts, it implies that the bar was pulled in too far. So it seems that airspeed of the kite is paramount to generate more apparent wind and thus power from the kite.
You are doing the right thing - All good experience on the beach. Earlier this week I was on the beach in light wind flying pushing the kite through the window and beyond to practice tip tuck avoidance and recovery. Just needs to become second nature like every other aspect of this sport. With 10-12kts, the kite will be easy to handle.baxterbradford wrote:t was interesting keeping it in the air, I did need to resort to grabbing front lines at one point. The other times were 10 & 12kts, so easier in the air, just me being heavy handed & kite reacting in unexpected ways to me. So far wing tips have remained in position.
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