tony montana wrote:
Michelks wrote:I'm 85 kg and was riding a 135x45 tt board( when the current is strong i take wider boards) , develop lots of speed and better to go trought the foam of the waves.
With the nugget i was with both feet close to front pads, trying to keep the board flat, and having dificulty to get speed, after each wave the board sinks and I have to sine the kite.
I used to push against the fins to get me planing when I was a windsurfer, but our feet were close to the rail. Now with both feet on the center of the board , and the board flat, how can i push against the fins?
If you have your feet that far up the board it will stall and slow you down,nugget is short and nose of board catches if your feet are too far forward,just in front of back foot pad is more than enough,keep back foot flat and point nose up wind with front foot,TONY
I had a much better session with the nugget yesterday, thanks for the tips guys.
After all, my biggest mistake was to drive the kite as it was a TT, keeping the kite low, doing aggressive moves with it, trying to accelerate as fast as possible.
Keeping the kite higher and moving it gently, took my weight from the board and rail, so it was easy to keep the board flat and move forward even at low speed.
I was using a rebel 14 in 12/16 knots, with more practice I think a 12 will be fine.
We have to open our mind when using new equipment, otherwise we repeat the same mistakes over and over.