riding small waves

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nimo
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Fri Oct 04, 2013 8:30 pm

well I have progressed from my twin tip to a surfboard and have just started riding my new board a 2014 cabrinha skillit 5'6". mighty fine it is too.
anyway, I tried it for the first time in waves today (small< but still waves!) the problem I was having was as I bottom turned towards the kite the lines would go slack.
I was using a 9m slingshot rally not fully powered but OK, but don't know how to make it drift. sheet in? sheet out? loop the kite? any tips welcome.
thanks in advance.
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paulsouthcoast
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Fri Oct 04, 2013 10:01 pm

Loop loop and loop
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Sat Oct 05, 2013 11:53 am

Try & keep the kite one turn ahead, and follow the kite. As you bottom turn the kite should already be heading through the power & back out to sea. As you exit the bottom turn & you go towards the lip, crank the kite back towards the beach & rip the top off it :mrgreen: You can practise the timing on flat water if it helps.

When its lighter you can down loop to keep your lines tighter. Its easier with small fast kites in a bit more wind as they drift back better when the lines go slack.
mike dubs
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Sat Oct 05, 2013 12:13 pm

As the guys have said. Also cross onshore wave riding requires a tight bottom turn after cranking the kite round in order to keep tension in the lines and to avoid losing too much ground/ getting too far away from the wave.

mke
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Fri Nov 01, 2013 6:23 pm

Just randomly come across this. Great clip to visually see what's been mentioned above.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RWfVUILx6h0

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RWfVUILx6h0[/youtube]

I enjoyed watching it, quite refreshing. Thank you Blast
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Mon Nov 04, 2013 9:31 am

Thanks defever, good to hear the video helped
More vids here https://www.youtube.com/user/MrBlastkiteboarding" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

We just ran a Wave Riding Clinic with Lee "Pasty" Harvey and it had such amazing feedback and huge progression by the students but more importantly they all said they now had a much better idea of the techniques required and now looking forward to working on these.

Will do a blog of the weekend asap but till then.....

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Some Pics from the course here:
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Mon Nov 04, 2013 1:06 pm

Quick report here:
http://blastkiteboarding.blogspot.co.uk/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
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Tue Nov 05, 2013 11:43 am

Nice blog mr blast! Great to hear there's cornish and welsh collaboration.

Another good wave kiting clip:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Wltw5QSy3g

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Wltw5QSy3g[/youtube]

He's one loopy mega floater!
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Tue Nov 05, 2013 11:22 pm

Ha we know that guy, he's a instructor where we run out annual Portugal trip :-D
Heres a vid from same spot last year, you should recognise the same wave!

http://youtu.be/TdjxDgzMjoE" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
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