jespin4845 wrote:the waves we had yesterday in lake worth were beautiful, but unforgiving, twice i got put in the washing machine and the current had me back on shore with kite all twisted up...im sure you had the same in boca
what helped me start riding my skim is watching all the strapless riders in jupiter, still not good at the surfboard, gybes suck for me, but when you watch the people up in jupiter they make it so easy and gybe in less than a second no matter how close the waves are
so cant really give you any advice, only the acknowledgment that yes, be prepared to fall off a lot, i sometimes purposely leave my twin at home so i can work on my skim
dyyylan wrote:I can ride fine on both sides, but usually only ride switch when I'm going back upwind. Our waves here are very close together so most people ride toe side the whole way out so you can immediately hop onto a wave when you want rather than have to switch the stance (because there isn't really enough time)
chilidip wrote:Go out backside and then switch ur feet. Nearly impossible to get out past the shore break frontside and you need a lot of power to do so, not to mention you will go way way downwind... Try riding with a front strap first before committing to strapless and you will improve much faster.
With some practice, you will be able to motor over head high whitewash by sending the kite to 12 just as you ollie up the foam ball. The kite will tow you up and over with soft, bent knees and then send it as you come over the top for consistent pull.
TIP: take you front hand off the bar when you ollie up and point it where you want to go and flow...
practice those gybes and tacks!!!
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