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[*] posted on 4-11-2016 at 03:37 AM
Body position


Dear friends,

I added video which contains my brief riding problem. maybe you can help me about my body position. because I think it may be wrong and thus when kite pull me hardly I cant ride and jump as you can see this video
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2UXd4UXxBm0&feature=yout...
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[*] posted on 4-11-2016 at 04:50 AM


need to lean back more- three points to balance- kite, board, and BUTT you need to trust the kites pull more and lean/ sit back against the kite. I noticed that you are kicking up on your front wheels which means you are not balanced also after a jump ( don't recommend until you can ride smoother and understand kite position better or you are going to get a lofting) you are not pointing the board down wind enough which is why you are having to step off or run forward after landing. last thing remember that your ankles rotate so lean back and "point" your toes to control the board
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[*] posted on 4-11-2016 at 05:44 AM


in addition to what Scott mentions , the timing is off . you, the kite, all balanced in speed and effort.

the more windward your POS the deeper you can balance against kite. the more leeward the more upright you are, like you are in the video. falling off the wind, you need to have more timed kite action to keep up and use windward POS for speed control and braking.

in general the basic are good, using the welling power in the kite with balanced timing will just take practice and time.

for example....on a slight windward POS, kite at about 11:00, (at decent speed) kite should respond with solid power as you, deepen stance, flex thru hips and knees, quickly the kite is directed to 12:00 , with matched timing, you ACTUALLY jump with bar pulled in quickly . kite pops up and you float windward bar in LOOKING (with head position) to original POS to help maintain balance and control.

but before that, you need balanced powerslide control and balanced speed control practice.

keep practicing man, a great practice drill INSTEAD of trying to jump, is smooth direction change and as you get better add speed(controlled!). if you are having trouble with that then back to balanced speed control with kite and POS .

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[*] posted on 4-11-2016 at 08:18 AM


Great advice from 2 folks who can boost bigger than me.

Here is the same advice more or less: When setting up for a jump you want to cut upwind. Lean hard against the power as you send the kite up. Lower your center of gravity by dropping your butt behind the board for balance. Timing of the kite now becomes MOST important. Just after the kite has passed zenith you want to pull in the bar and create pop from your low body position. Once aloft you need to redirect the kite so it heads off in your direction of travel. You will travel and land down wind. Spot your landing and set your board to run out with a down wind start. If it all goes well your kite will be set to travel and you get ready to lean back / get low as you use the power to ride off.

If and when you blow your timing landing with the board pointed down wind helps avoid going over the top.




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[*] posted on 4-11-2016 at 09:54 AM


Quote: Originally posted by Bladerunner  

When setting up for a jump you want to cut upwind. Lean hard against the power as you send the kite up.


Yes Yes and Yes for your jumping question. All of this comes with time. Lean hard against the kite. That's the only way you'll be able to tack at high speed and keep a good line.





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[*] posted on 4-11-2016 at 06:24 PM


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[*] posted on 4-25-2016 at 01:14 AM


Thanks alot,
I'm trying to lean back more and working on my balance instead of jumping. Actually I'm thinking about mountainboard quality, I am interested in skateboarding as well and board quality is very very important. I think my mountainboard is very heavy and starter and I broke one of hubs :( . Can you give me advice intermediate-advanced one
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[*] posted on 4-25-2016 at 05:36 AM


MBS trispoke , easy $, solid, very tough, basic industry standard, fits about everything.

MBS 95core, or 95X core will get you there!

trampa anything is as good as its gets

you might want to avoid skate style trucks, go for channel style




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