Wednesday, July 27, 2011
Since I'm in the blogging mood, here's another analytical post:
This is picture was taken as I'm initiating a twintip turn. You don't have to jibe a twintip in order to change direction - you just throw your back foot out and use the rail to slowdown your forward speed, while simultaneously swinging the kite towards to opposite direction of travel.
When the wind is not fully powering your kite, you have to dive the kite through the wind window to get up to speed again. With a twintip, when the rail is disengaged, you can slide across the surface of the water.
Whatever is happening, I liked the way the water is breaking up while I was going through the turn.