I have this specific problem that I would like to ask more experienced kiters to help me with some advice.
To ilustrate, I will tell you yesterdays experience. I was kiting in a quite gusty conditions (gusts from 8-20 knots), but kiting was still quite possible. I had 14m2 Slingshot Fuel (can kite, come back where I started, working out some jumps). However, there were a couple of occasions where the following happend: I "locked in" the kite at apx. 45 degrees angle going upwind at an average speed. All of a sudden, I could feel the board going faster and faster, so I immediately brought the kite down (almost to the see level). However, I did not help: I was just going faster and faster, trying hard to edge my board (184 TT) until I could not hold it anymore and then felt like I was put in washing machine for a few seconds or so.
The wind was not too strong for my kite. What do do to stop the speed when I start to accelerate like that (although trying hard edging to go upwind having the kite almost infront of me, it just did not help)?
Thanks in advance for your suggestions,