irwe wrote: ↑Mon Jul 17, 2017 1:37 pmI have had similar situations in the past, when the kite goes down in light wind (not enough to relaunch) and the foil board is drifting down wind faster then me and the kite. My solution in light winds is to now carry a thin rope with a clip on one end and the other end attached to my key tie in my boardshorts pocket. I also have a short looped rope on my leash plug.
This way if the kite goes down I can quickly swim to the board and clip to it so I don't loose it. I can then either relauch the kite if the wind picks up or drift with all my gear back to shore.
I have found the safety leash line too short to use as a drift line.
On my custom foilboard I had a plug put on the nose so the board so it can drift easily with me instead of drifting backwards on my other board attached to the rear surf leash plug.
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