If you mean board leash you will kill yourself with a leash on a board like that. DO NOT DO IT!!!davesails7 wrote:Great post! I was out on my Mako King today in 10 to 12 knots and I definitely was not super powered Decided. I need a race board.
What do you do for a leash? looks like in the video you got rid of the IDS system. Do you not want a leash in case you get tangled with someone else's kite you can just release them both with one pull?
Are tangles common?
How do the rules compare to racing rules of sailing? Any good websites showing the rules?
(Sorry about so many questions)
yup, as long as you try to get away from the board... just bounce off the surface.Billy B. wrote: I love broad reaching on my board for balls out speed it is so much fun. Plus going over the nose at that speed is a trip....
exactly. I have the same thing..except not too much experience..but even if people have said to put my backfoot in the center, I never feel comfortable there even going fast on a broad reach.I also ride with my back foot in down wind, but I have over two decades of fast board sports under my belt, lots of my friends feel thy don't have control and go to the Third strap or back foot out on the down wind, Plus since your board is a quad it really locks in and down wind that can be a bit tough, the tri fin set up has some give and smooths out the locked in feeling.
yup agreed.Haveing friends to race is also nice.
No tell people..or they see it anyways...but point is if others are out racing, you'll constantly get in those small competitions, because you are constantly trying to improve...and so is everyone else.Good luck keep with it, it just gets better and better Plus you can ride in so little wind it is amazing...(but don't tell the twin tip guys)...
I have been trying to figure out a board leash for a raceboard, to only be used if the wind is so light you couldn't relaunch the kite, so the boardspeed would be less than 20 knots.tautologies wrote:
If you mean board leash you will kill yourself with a leash on a board like that. DO NOT DO IT!!!
davesails7 wrote:I was asking how they attach their kite leash because it looks like they removed the IDS system from the Cabrinha bars. Just straight to the chicken loop I guess then? Flagging to single line doesn't seem like an option with all the kite looping.
The IDS system would still work as it is part of the kite bridle. You could leash under the bar to a ring to which the two front lines were attached. That ring would sit just below the steel triangle at the top of the depower/trim strap and probably be lightly velcro'd to it.davesails7 wrote:I was asking how they attach their kite leash because it looks like they removed the IDS system from the Cabrinha bars. Just straight to the chicken loop I guess then? Flagging to single line doesn't seem like an option with all the kite looping.