Hawaiis wrote:The huge anchor actually helps with the relaunch. If all else failed, your kite will not go up, the huge anchor will help you get to shore quicker than a surfboard.
BraCuru wrote:Hawaiis wrote:The huge anchor actually helps with the relaunch. If all else failed, your kite will not go up, the huge anchor will help you get to shore quicker than a surfboard.
It looked like 3-6kts
I used to relaunch in very similar way but take into account that it was 3 years ago on the super heavy duty Crossbow 2011:
Nowadays I do it in similar way however I pump forward lines and control the kite position by a top steering line. It's a bit easier and more reliable than "waiting for 6kts gust" method.
Peter_Frank wrote:As Hawaiis says: A foilboard travels extremely fast on its own downwind !
And maybe with you too - havent tried that.
I dont know why, yet, but it is so.
When it is turned tail upwind, it accelerates on its own, and drifts faster than any other boards.
Really odd, but a fact.
Maybe it is because it gets more "weightless", when the surface waves go up and down - while the foil is more fixed ? Kind of an oscillating pumping motion ?
I dont know, but quite evident to see, that it travels fast away from you downwind, as soon as it is pointed DEAD downwind.
Hawaiis wrote: I am curious as to what happened next in your video. Were you able to get up on your race board and ride?
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