Orewa

Auckland, New Zealand

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getting better jumping

Orewa, Auckland
Kite Surfing: freeride
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm Thursday. July 20. 2017
my rating 3 star rating
Wind Direction: NE Wind Strength: powered

  Orewa forecast was showing very good, strong but not crazy strong winds, something good for my Dice 9 meter. I left work around 12:00 and head to Orewa to meet Fabio, Ticiana and others friends. Wind was pretty good.

  I have been watching a lot of YouTube videos about jumping, and today I decided was a good day to try some small jumps. The wind was not perpendicular to the beach, was a kind of side on shore what make easy use the waves to help me jump.

  I started slow, trying pull the bar in the right moment, be conscious what I am doing, but not moving too much the kite, everything was working well, sometimes I get a bit more air than I wanted, my lands most of the times was not good when I jump a little high than I am used too, maybe more than 1 or 1.5 meters, but I was very comfortable even when I was crash landing was a kind of in control.

  Since everything was going well I decided to go a little bit high, I don't know how high I was but was much more than I was expecting. I saw a good wave building in front of me, I get some speed, left the board go a bit downwind to get more speed and I believe I did everything right in the right time because I really fell going up. I had time to think about redirect the kite but I believe I did it to early and when I get close to the water I was really fast and I didn't have enough guts to at least try to ride downwind, I put the board sideways like I was breaking in a snowboard, for the first second it was working I thought I will be ok, but after the first time the board kick and get air I totally lost control and start to be dragged downwind. Was not a very bad crash but make me rethinking my strategy to jump.:-)

  After this crash I started slow again, trying to control better my lands than go high and crash. I don't know how high I jumped, probably was less than I felt but I start to fell I am getting there, maybe more a couple of sessions I will be jumping better.

  Other thing happen was my harness, for the first time it was make me uncomfortable and was hurting my low rib, I stopped to try to fix it and was pushing it down, trying to clean my ribs. Fabio came to me and asked what was going on I told about the harness and he told only looking that my harness was too low, I should put it much high. I did and worked very well, stop to hurt immediately.

 Now is waiting another day and try to jump high, but I need someway to see how high I am going.

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