plummet wrote:Also if you are getting put through the washing machine and the kite goes down in big wave and it starts to pull you. Think about pulling the safety or even punching out completely.
cleepa wrote:plummet wrote:Also if you are getting put through the washing machine and the kite goes down in big wave and it starts to pull you. Think about pulling the safety or even punching out completely.
Amen to this. Really good piece of advice for the waves. I ride with a bar with huge throw for massive depower and no leash so that that I have a single safety release that just releases the kite. I don't see the point of flagging in the waves. If you flag the kite, the chances of getting the kite back in the air before a wave hits it are really small. If your kite gets tumbled by a wave, it's common for line twists to send you in to the beach. But the biggest reason to punch out is to prevent being dragged underwater by the kite. Not pulling a person while being hit by a wave will increase the chances of survival of the kite. And if I start swimming or paddling back in when I release the kite, I always get back in before the kite.
Slappysan wrote:Can I ask what kind of jibes you do on flat water most of the time?
From what I gather you are probably just switching the kite direction during your jibes. Instead of that I would suggest you get used to downlooping your jibes. This allows a more natural surf style carve through the jibe. It allows you go jibe faster overall and be travelling with the wave while doing the transition instead of it hitting you.
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