Park N Ride?

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jono333
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Thu Nov 17, 2011 3:20 pm

Hi,

I've been kiting for a year or so and am getting into wave riding (I've been surfing for a bit longer). The problem I'm having is trying to go down the line in cross shore conditions and when I go for a snap or an off the top, I get too much power from the kite. I have heard of 'oversheeting' as a technique where you park the kite and oversheet, then the kite drifts back whilst not suppling too much power. Will this work? Where am I best trying to park the kite? I ride a Rebel (8) and a Bandit (11) with a Tufflite Tom Carrol 6'1 fitted with straps.

Cheers,

Jon
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Sat Nov 19, 2011 10:56 pm

I ride goofy so bear with me and try and follow if you ride natural. With wind cross shore from the left and waves breaking left.

Looking down the line checking for the correct start point on the wave, I use the kite to pull me back towards the wave by sending it back out to sea. I then initiate a carve from healside to toeside (remember I'm riding right foot forward) timing it right as I hit the bottom of the wave I send he kite up, sheet out then snap off the top of the wave and if the wave is strong enough surf off it bringing the kite back towards the beach as I exit the bottom of the wave, I then send it back the other way and come off my healside and start all over again.

The issue with kite positioning comes when you have shit waves or nice peeling lefts, but the latter make up my dreams!

So to answer your question, unless you've got nice peeling waves then you don't really get to "park" the kite that often as you need it to get you back into position quickly before it all goes to mush.

Hope this helps, failing that get your self on a Pasty Adventure in Cornwall I can vouch they are worth every penny.
jono333
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Wed Nov 23, 2011 1:32 pm

Thanks mate - will put that into practice as see how it goes.
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