Kite: Switchblade 14m
Location: Hampton Beach
Wind: 15 knots SW
Duration: 15 minutes
The wind was a lot more fickle today. I spent a couple of hours at St Kilda waiting for the wind and hanging out, then headed to Middle Brighton. There were a few yachts out and the wind seemed to be coming good but no kites were out. By the time I got to Hampton there were a couple of kites up and a few doing OK on the water.
I rigged up, then it dropped off, so I waited a while. I fitted the Pentax camera to the kite and activated the video before I went out at about 2:30pm.
I was feeling a bit stiff after yesterday's efforts. It was nice to get back into the seat harness, even though it is much more restrictive (a bit like a giant nappy).
The video worked well. I even got a few jumps filmed. But alas the wind did not last long so I was back on the beach after about 10 minutes.
I saw another kiter doing lots of nice jump transitions, giving me ideas of a few more progressions to practice.
Here is the short kitecam video