Cheltenham

Auckland, New Zealand

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learning back roll - session 2

Cheltenham
Kite Surfing: freeride
4 pm - 6 pm Saturday. December 23. 2017
my rating 3 star rating
Wind Direction: NE Wind Strength: powered

  Cheltenham - Dice 12m twin-tip Jaime 136cm with Bruno, Jessyka and Ticiana.

  I get there and was 20 kites in the water, sizes ranging between 9 to 12, the wind was not strong but I thought I could ride with the 9 meters Dice. I like the 9 because it react faster than the 12 and is easier to me jump. I pumped it was ready to go to the water and the wind was not enough, after talk with a friend I decided pump the 12 meters.

  The tide was coming down and was very flat, I did some nice jumps but the time was not 100% right, some times I was taking to long to direct the kite to 12, later on I start to have the load and pop right but the land was not that good, most of the time I was landing with the kite very high and diving it later.

  After a while Bruno joint me and I start to try back roll again with some tips he did. I was not doing well, but was better than the Orewa session earlier on today. Now I was completing the turn but the kite was not where it should be when I finished.

  Ticiana joint us as well, she did some back roll for I see how I should be doing and give a lot of tips. My main problem was I was jumping rotating but was not redirecting the kite as I use to do when I was only jumping. I start to pay attention on it and I almost did one back roll.

  I stopped to try back roll because the water was very low on some spots the fin was touching the sand.

  I started to practice the load and pop to the starboard tack (right hand on front), I started to do the movement correct and start to get some small air, I thought I was ready to do moving the kite as well to get a real air, of course it didn't work well because land is different for the "wrong" side. After this crash I stick only with the load and pop movements till I felt really comfortable.

  After a while I was so tired that I was only making mistake and was time to stop. Was a very good session I hope have others like that soon.

  Ah!!! Jessyka did the first long run today.

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