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PostPosted: Dec 20, 2005 10:11 am    Post subject: Water Dragging? Reply with quote

hey ive been flying a kite around for a bit now and im quite confident with figure of 8s, turning, depowering the kite and relaunching the kite am i now able to start water dragging. i have heard this term used quite a bit but what is it and how do i do it. i realise that it is letting the kite pull you through the water but how to i get to this stage. Thanks
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PostPosted: Dec 20, 2005 3:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Body dragging is just taking some time in the water to move the kite at full power, but without the board. in other words, when you are learning on land, you cant really use a full sized kite, or move it with any spedd because you would be lifted and dragged across the land. So you launch the full sized kite, and walk into the water carefully, in a sideshore wind. then you move the kite more aggresively and learn how the kite pulls and how much power it has. Since you are doing it in water, as it picks you up and drags you around, you wont get hurt. You end up coming back to shore way downwind, and have to land your kite and walk it all back.

good luck!

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PostPosted: Dec 21, 2005 3:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

jason_ssr wrote:
You end up coming back to shore way downwind, and have to land your kite and walk it all back.

good luck!


OR.... you learn to bodydrag upwind - that will save you alot of grief once you start loosing your board... or the day you get overpowered and riding back becomes hazardous.

simply get into a superman posture laying flat in the water, one arm stretched out in front of you, and the other hand on the bar for controlling your kite - keep it around 45 degrees, do some sinewaves if you must. now, just point your leading arm upwind with your legs apart for balance - do some tacks in each direction and youll end up where you started.

dont get on a board before you know how to manage without! Smile

have fun - downwind bodydragging like jason described lets you feel the power - its fun! Cool
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PostPosted: Jan 12, 2006 8:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

jason_ssr,

is that you?

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PostPosted: Jan 12, 2006 10:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

no, i dont have the guts to send it to the top floor in 6" deep shore break
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PostPosted: Jan 12, 2006 2:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

jason_ssr,


i was gonna say, you be illin!

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PostPosted: Jun 30, 2006 11:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

that pic is crazy
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PostPosted: Jul 08, 2006 5:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I dug up a picture of Jason kiting for everyone to see:


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PostPosted: Jul 08, 2006 11:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I should have wore hightops. Those lowtops are just gay.
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PostPosted: Jul 10, 2006 8:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Naw dude...those lows show off your stockings!
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PostPosted: Jul 18, 2006 12:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

how do i set a darn avatar on this board? i'd like to put up a picture
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PostPosted: Jun 17, 2008 9:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

lmao! that pic is sick! so how do you get back to your car after kite boarding? do you have to hitch hike back after going so far? or is it like sailing where you can manipulate the wind to get you back?
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PostPosted: Jun 18, 2008 5:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You usually only go downwind when you learn. Once you got it dialed then yes, you can move upwind just like a sailboat. Then you come in at the same spot you left, with no walking.
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PostPosted: Jun 02, 2009 9:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Can you use the kite to lower you slowly like a parachute when you take it to the top floor? I have always wondered?
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PostPosted: Jun 29, 2009 8:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, you can.
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