On 2002-10-07 23:53, kitesmurf wrote:
It's good to read I am not alone in not jumping right country.
I think I do the edging en jumping at the wrong moment.
As I do understand it now You edge extremely (how extreme, does your back hit the water before you jump?), then jump when the kite is right in front of you or a bit further, then hang around and shout, then send the kite forward just a split second before the landing.
Do I get it??
You reverse the kite hard with it at 11:00 O'clock, or 1:00 O'clock depending on the direction you are riding. You want to dig your edge extra hard during that 1-2 seconds when the kite is moving from 11:00 to 12:00 O'clock. You must fight the kite pull hard with a solid edge, or the kite will win the pulling contest and throw you into a high speed down wind jump. The better you dig your edge, the more vertical the kite will throw you. You don't want to dig your edge extra hard for a LONG time. This will cause you to be leaning way back by the time the kite lifts you. This is bad. You only need to have the edge dig in for 1 second to get a good jump. You can just stomp the tail and feel the pop off the water, when the timing is perfect.