first of all you need enough wind to be able to lean against the kite and don't have to move it up and down.
If you use a directional you run upwind better by using the fins. With your feet you steer the boad and then you have to straighten your back foot more so the board will run more upwind.
In general it is important to turn your head and body into the direction your heading. Look at a point where you want to go upwind to. This way you will instantly turn your body.
If you use a twintip, you work more with the edge. SO if you have enough power in the kite you always edge hard and if a gust comes you even edge harder. Important is that you don't get too fast, otherwise you can't hold the edge and the kite will pull you downwind. So always keep control of the kite and speed with your edge. It pulls hard, edge it harder, it pulls softer, edge less.
<font size=-1>[ This Message was edited by: Admin on 2002-09-22 10:33 ]</font>