About 300m direct upwind from launch area, flatwater, walking in muddy seaweedy stuff until it finally gets to waist deep. So there isn't much to gain by taking the foil with you during the kite swap. Easier also to just stick to walking on one side as opposed to multiple bodydragging tacks amongst other kiters, whose favorite riding spot is as close as possible to the carpark/launch.Peter_Frank wrote: ↑Mon Mar 05, 2018 8:41 ambragnouff wrote: ↑Mon Mar 05, 2018 2:00 amSnip...
I've had times where I attached my foil to a buoy upwind in deep water, while I was coming in to swap kites. And while this can be done somehow with wrapping something around the mast or footstraps (if any), it's always easier if there's something built in.
Just curious now, WHY ?
Isnt it faster to get back out having a foil (maybe on its side if "things" on the bottom) while dragging out, instead of having to body drag out to your board ?
Dumping waves maybe in lower water ?
If the wind was from the side, then it would be easier indeed.
But you wrote "upwind", so assume wind was onshore.
Or maybe just for the fun of doing it
On one occasion also, we did some A/B testing, and leaving a board at the buoy made swapping boards much faster than going back to shore.