Shoal Bay

Belmont, Auckland, New Zealand

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Is getting busy!!

Shoal Bay, Belmont
Kite Surfing: freeride
4 pm - 5 pm Sunday. January 8. 2017
my rating 2 star rating
Wind Direction: SW Wind Strength: underpowered

  Is not much to say about this session apart of Shoal bay start to be busy.

  You can see a lot of new faces showing up, a lot o new kiters, and a lot of funny stuff happening.

  The wind was not that good and I thought to pump the 12 meters but in average people was in 11 and 10 meters, I talked with some guys that were kiting in 9 meters and they told was good enough. I decided pumped the 9 meters and have a go, was more or less, sometimes very good but sometimes very bad. I could kiting all the time but sometimes I need to ride downwind pumping and this make the session not so good.

  Kiting under-powered is not fun because you loose upwind and start to be more worried to go back upwind than try some tricks. It was what happened.

  I did some very good toe-side, keeping my height and some times riding upwind, some very good toe-side transitions and others not so good. I still doing toe-side better for one side than to the other and because that I practice more that side what make the better side much better than the weak side, I need to address it.

  I am thinking to change the 9 meters settings from soft to hard, I don't know if because I am more use to the 12 meters "bar weight" but I am pulling to much the bar when I am riding the 9 meters, and is not only when the wind is light. Maybe changing it will "solve" the problem. Of course will be better to correct it not pulling the bar, let's see.

  In the end was a good session, some friends show up, after I finished my session I was looking the "good" guys riding and is nice because you can learn a lot seeing what they are doing and the timing they do.

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