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 Post subject: Re: I have had it with the drift in the ocean
PostPosted: Fri May 18, 2012 11:25 am 
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plummet wrote:
I have a very hard and fast down wind current today in the waves. For the first few minutes i struggle to stay upwind until i got my rythem. Here's what i did.

The current was pulling down wind when the white was surge was pulling back into the sea. So i timed my runs to ride a wave in then run infront of the white wash upwind using the current to crank me higher upwind!. then i'd turn around a wang back out as the next wave pushed in. That way i was getting the wave current which helped my to also drive up wind.

So... take a little time to see how the water is moving. you may be able to work it to your advantage. if i got out of rythem i'd end up going with the current and no being able to go upwind.


Are you on a twin-tip? Or are you on a directional? If so do you jibe and/or go toeside if needed?


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 Post subject: Re: I have had it with the drift in the ocean
PostPosted: Fri May 18, 2012 1:12 pm 
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+4 FOR QUAD FNS. :happybirthday: :happybirthday: :desperado:


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 Post subject: Re: I have had it with the drift in the ocean
PostPosted: Fri May 18, 2012 8:39 pm 
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PullStrings wrote:
plummet wrote:
I have a very hard and fast down wind current today in the waves. For the first few minutes i struggle to stay upwind until i got my rythem. Here's what i did.

The current was pulling down wind when the white was surge was pulling back into the sea. So i timed my runs to ride a wave in then run infront of the white wash upwind using the current to crank me higher upwind!. then i'd turn around a wang back out as the next wave pushed in. That way i was getting the wave current which helped my to also drive up wind.

So... take a little time to see how the water is moving. you may be able to work it to your advantage. if i got out of rythem i'd end up going with the current and no being able to go upwind.


Are you on a twin-tip? Or are you on a directional? If so do you jibe and/or go toeside if needed?


That session was TT. The point i was trying to make was to use the currents to your advantage.


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 Post subject: Re: I have had it with the drift in the ocean
PostPosted: Fri May 18, 2012 8:54 pm 
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kite loops are the answer.....then you have good speed to cut through the current.


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 Post subject: Re: I have had it with the drift in the ocean
PostPosted: Mon May 28, 2012 5:12 pm 
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If the Drift is BAD, should I rig a bigger kite or use Wider board?


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 Post subject: Re: I have had it with the drift in the ocean
PostPosted: Sun Jun 03, 2012 6:56 pm 
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Any suggestions?


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 Post subject: Re: I have had it with the drift in the ocean
PostPosted: Sun Jun 03, 2012 7:13 pm 
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14ToeSide wrote:
Any suggestions?


I think all the replies from everyone help me a lot Mr.Toeside.You will learn a lot from reading them.


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 Post subject: Re: I have had it with the drift in the ocean
PostPosted: Sun Jun 03, 2012 7:44 pm 
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Yes. Learning is my motto! :happybirthday:


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 Post subject: Re: I have had it with the drift in the ocean
PostPosted: Sun Jun 10, 2012 8:25 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: I have had it with the drift in the ocean
PostPosted: Sun Jun 10, 2012 8:37 pm 
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14ToeSide wrote:
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You could add that you have had it with all the cars parked on your beachfront this Sunday afternoon

You must prefer the tunnel vision through that brown paper bag.....
.....to block them all out of your peripherals
......................... :runaway: .........

...........................must feel like a :prison: sentence.................................................


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