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12 o'clock is not neutral. It is pure lift. This is where you place your kite to jump high. It is not a place to safely keep your kite, especially on land.
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Beginners tend keep pulling on one side of the bar and end up to holding a turn smashing the kite down. When you are driving your car, you turn the wheel a little to adjust and then recenter the steering wheel. The same control is used with a kite: h
Perfectionist tend to have a difficult time learning to fly a kite because the kite and wind are imperfect. I try to get them to accept that the kite will drift forward and back and up and down. We aren't here to make the kite stationary; we are here
A common mistake of jumping is to push off with your toes. This will result in a low jump with a fast landing.
Your stance while kite boarding is most likely wider than when you are snowboarding or wakeboarding so place your footpads accordingly.
Succeeding in landing a trick can sometimes be such a mental battle. I have to recognize when I'm giving myself permission to fail.
Self landing is easy, if done correctly in the right conditions. Too often people want to try to figure out self landing on their own. Sooner or later they end up throwing themselves by looping their kite. Please just ask someone to land your kite.
An all to common mistake on water starts is to use the windsurfing method of going downwind "to build up speed and then carve upwind." This method creates so many problems that I don't have enough space to even start. Just hold an edge and carve upwi
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