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[*] posted on 5-15-2013 at 05:06 AM
No more walks of shame :)


I was out for 4 hours last night and I didn't have to walk back upwind once :)

Sure I lost ground downwind often through crashing and messing up at stuff in general but was always able to get it back by riding instead of walking or body dragging.

Pulled off 50% of my sliding turns neatly, even managed a heel to toeside carving turn. I'm finally feeling like i can actually kite surf :)

It was a super smooth 30kts and 7.5m kite so the amount of power and fast kite response did cover up a lot of poor technique but I'm definately getting there :)

Kite surfing is awesome :)




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[*] posted on 5-15-2013 at 05:09 AM


You go boy !!!



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[*] posted on 5-15-2013 at 05:22 AM


Nice! :thumbup:



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[*] posted on 5-15-2013 at 07:56 AM


I just calls those "downwinders". It sounds much cooler, :D.



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[*] posted on 5-16-2013 at 01:58 AM


Quote: Originally posted by elnica  
I just calls those "downwinders". It sounds much cooler, :D.


haha, like it :)

I was out yesterday in light winds and its way harder to make ground upwind! occaisonally it would pick up to 16kts or so and I would get some great runs but mostly it was down at 12/13 and i kept having to head downwind to build my speed back up.

Then my footstrap popped while I was trying a turn and of couse I was at least 500m away from my tools at the end of a long outward tack.

A long body drag and a longer walk later i scewed it back on & continued flying but it will teach me not to say things like "no more walks of shame" :)






15m Naish Fly,12m & 7.5m Naish Cults, 10m & 12m Naish Parks, 9m Naish Bolt, 6m & 14m Naish X3's, 13m PL Venom, 10m & 6m Ozone Access,
1.5m flexi Buzz, 3.5m Flexifoil Bullet, 4.7m flexi Rage, 5.6m PL Twister II, 6.6m flexi Blade, 8.0m HQ Toxic
Flexdeck Landboard, Nobile Flying Carpet 160, Airush Switch 142, Slingshot Misfit 136, Naish Monarch 134, North Whip 5'8", Fischer Skis, Palmer & Drake Snowboards.
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