Tuesday, November 01, 2005

Lesson 2 – Body dragging

31 October 2005

  • 5m Kite already set up
  • Walked into the water
  • Start flying 8s and get dragged face first
  • Keep 8s tight. Most power near water
  • In lower winds, don’t turn too sharp (lose power)
  • Fly kite at 12:00 (lofted) when walking back
  • Got lifted high with one gust – heaps of power, even though wind was not strong
  • Walk backwards & pull bar down to keep kite flying


Got to feel the real power of a kite. This technique is used for self rescue and getting back to your board if you lose it in a wipe out.

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