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body dragging session

Postby SPAMAN13 » Fri Jun 03, 2005 4:37 pm

hi, Im a complete newbie in the sport of kitesurfing. If the wind/weather gods are good to me tommorrow, am planning to be at Alameda body dragging my A$$ to gain more confidence in the water. who want to join me? :mrgreen:
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Postby Scanman » Fri Jun 03, 2005 4:53 pm

I did that last weekend. I'm ready to get on my board tomorrow. I'll be flying the Gray 14m Cabrinha Element with the big-ass Prodigy board. See you there, I'll be there around 1pm.

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Postby Bob » Fri Jun 03, 2005 5:24 pm

\Once you launch move away from the shore quickly and clear the launch landing zone. Be sure to stay at least two kite lengths away from the beach.

There are lots of beachgoers on the weekend who would not appreciate a kite joining there picnic.

Its easy, with the side on breeze of summer. to edge your way closer to shore and not realize it.

Work on trying to meter the amount of power you generate on a power stroke. This is the key to gauging the power you need for a water start.
Also while you are out there work on the upwind body dragging by keeping your body rigid and trying to go at a shallow upwind angle fast rather than a steep upwind angle slow.

Have fun and please be safe!
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