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When the waves are big or you have a large tide change, think about flying a kite size larger than usual. It's easier to ride powered than to struggle while being underpowered.
I was just asked by a surfer if kiteboarding safe. Most accidents are pilot error. Think about that. How would you answer?
So often I see people focus on flying a kite while they take off for a jump and the rest of the jump is erratic. To be a smooth rider and land softly, focus on flying the kite during the entire jump, not just the start.
"I don't need to learn that." Well, when you enter the ocean, you enter the food chain and you are the least equipped to survive. The safety stuff is far more important than you trying to stand on a board.
While learning a backroll, think of your board as carving a "U" shape starting on the water and moving up and around from the surface of the water. You can remove your backhand as or before your board leaves the water.
When learning a handle pass, think of first bringing the bar below your butt and then there will be less pull as you transfer the bar from one hand to the other at the small of your back.
You are going to the left and the nose of your board is going under water. Bring your kite over to the right as you are positioned to ride away to this direction.
Before wrapping your lines, pull your bar and lines straight behind your kite. Make sure there are no twists and the lines aren't draped back and fourth inside each other. Now wrap your lines.
When flying a large kite, 12-17m, you may find that you don't have much power for a water start but once you get moving you have a lot of power. Many large kites create apparent wind as you travel.
Try putting smaller fins on the toeside of your board to see if it helps you from catching an edge while landing flat or switching to or from toe-side or blind.
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