Contact   Imprint   Advertising   Guidelines

rescure strapless board with TT

forum for kitesurfers


knyfe
Frequent Poster
Posts: 237
Joined: Thu Feb 20, 2003 7:29 pm

rescure strapless board with TT

Postby knyfe » Mon Aug 28, 2017 4:59 pm

I had to 'rescue" a strapless board yesterday to realize that it was just too big to squeeze under my arms as I usually do with a TT. Whats your strategy on larger strapless directionals? Switch over to the directional and carry the TT? I tried that too but then the strapless was too squibbly to handle along with the TT under the arm. I also tried just pulling it behind on the tip but that was too slippery.

Whats your approach if the board is to big?

G

Lokihel
Frequent Poster
Posts: 371
Joined: Tue Dec 08, 2015 5:36 am
Kiting since: 2050
Style: Yes
Gear: North Dice
Shinn Monk the One
North Nugget
Brand Affiliation: None

Re: rescure strapless board with TT

Postby Lokihel » Mon Aug 28, 2017 5:05 pm

Probably the easiest is to switch boards and carry the TT.

This does require some solid strapless skills, as you are likely to be overpowered jumping over from a TT.

User avatar
tautologies
Very Frequent Poster
Posts: 9748
Joined: Mon Feb 16, 2004 5:36 am
Kiting since: 0
Brand Affiliation: None
Location: Oahu
Contact:

Re: rescure strapless board with TT

Postby tautologies » Mon Aug 28, 2017 5:16 pm

Or if you have enough power you can hold on to the nose with one hand and control the kite with the other.
I try to have a little tail rope on the back plug so it is easier to grab and so I can attach a leash to it. If there is one of those it should be easy to hold on to.

knyfe
Frequent Poster
Posts: 237
Joined: Thu Feb 20, 2003 7:29 pm

Re: rescure strapless board with TT

Postby knyfe » Mon Aug 28, 2017 5:31 pm

T: I tried the nose and it was too slippery. There was no tail rope attached on the strapless board.

L: I was well powered on my TT so I had a BLAST on the strapless - way overpowered. I tried that combination. I can ride strpless its just not one of my strong areas ;-)

User avatar
tautologies
Very Frequent Poster
Posts: 9748
Joined: Mon Feb 16, 2004 5:36 am
Kiting since: 0
Brand Affiliation: None
Location: Oahu
Contact:

Re: rescure strapless board with TT

Postby tautologies » Mon Aug 28, 2017 6:09 pm

knyfe wrote:
Mon Aug 28, 2017 5:31 pm
T: I tried the nose and it was too slippery. There was no tail rope attached on the strapless board.

L: I was well powered on my TT so I had a BLAST on the strapless - way overpowered. I tried that combination. I can ride strpless its just not one of my strong areas ;-)
Did you have speed when you tried to grab the nose? I have pulled a board with a fairly sharp nose and tail was in the water.

You could try a fin, but they can be a bit sharp :/

User avatar
Eduardo
Very Frequent Poster
Posts: 1041
Joined: Mon May 05, 2003 2:41 pm
Kiting since: 0
Brand Affiliation: None
Location: World Traveler

Re: rescure strapless board with TT

Postby Eduardo » Mon Aug 28, 2017 8:35 pm

I agree with the idea to ride the strapless board in. But if that doesn't work, a lot of surf boards have a small attachment point for a leash. You could probably use your safety leash to hook into that.

iriejohn
Very Frequent Poster
Posts: 723
Joined: Fri Dec 18, 2015 11:04 pm
Kiting since: 0
Local Beach: West Sussex
Gear: this 'n that
Brand Affiliation: None
Location: South coast, UK

Re: rescure strapless board with TT

Postby iriejohn » Mon Aug 28, 2017 9:28 pm

Eduardo wrote:
Mon Aug 28, 2017 8:35 pm
I agree with the idea to ride the strapless board in. But if that doesn't work, a lot of surf boards have a small attachment point for a leash. You could probably use your safety leash to hook into that.
Good point.

dylan*
Very Frequent Poster
Posts: 815
Joined: Sat Mar 26, 2016 4:33 pm
Kiting since: 2011
Gear:
Brand Affiliation: None
Location: Florida

Re: rescure strapless board with TT

Postby dylan* » Mon Aug 28, 2017 9:50 pm

instead of trying to hold the whole thing in your arm you can hold one rail against your body and grab the other rail with your hand, so the deck of the board is facing straight up. it's already in this position if you do a water start with the board in your lap also

clint2070
Very Frequent Poster
Posts: 538
Joined: Fri Jun 22, 2012 5:40 am
Kiting since: 2010
Local Beach: Strand,Tourmaline,Stinkz,Belmont,Seal.
Favorite Beaches: C St, Naish beach, tourmaline,Strand, cabarete, San Quintin, La Ventana,Rauls,Nungas,Mancora,
Style: surf, freeride
Gear: Naish, Firewire, ride engine,Ford,liquid force, Zeeko.Tomo,
Brand Affiliation: None

Re: rescure strapless board with TT

Postby clint2070 » Tue Aug 29, 2017 4:58 am

knyfe wrote:
Mon Aug 28, 2017 4:59 pm
I had to 'rescue" a strapless board yesterday to realize that it was just too big to squeeze under my arms as I usually do with a TT. Whats your strategy on larger strapless directionals? Switch over to the directional and carry the TT? I tried that too but then the strapless was too squibbly to handle along with the TT under the arm. I also tried just pulling it behind on the tip but that was too slippery.

Whats your approach if the board is to big?

G
where was the owner of the surfboard during all of this? haha

knyfe
Frequent Poster
Posts: 237
Joined: Thu Feb 20, 2003 7:29 pm

Re: rescure strapless board with TT

Postby knyfe » Tue Aug 29, 2017 5:24 am

some good points which I will try the next time around.

The owner was busy rescuing his kite from the rocks ;-) All turned out well at the end but I just could not manage to ride both of the boards upwind well. Riding the TT and somehow holding on the the strapless worked a bit but just not long enoguht to make it back upwind. I ended up dumping the board close to him once he had his kite under control. But I just felt bad not being able to manage the situation well as dealing an additional TT is always easy.

Thanks for your suggestions. G


Return to “Kitesurfing”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: beachbum32, Google [Bot], Kees, kriskris, ldmelo, SaulOhio, tautologies and 25 guests

cron