01 Apr 2011 - Port Melbourne
Location : Port Melbourne
Kite : 10m Switchblade IDSConditions : 25 knots south westerly dropping to 15 knots
Got out after work on what has turned into a bit of a break. The weather has just been rubbish in terms of wind, and looking after the kids 2 days means thats two potential days out of the kiting calender. Spent most of the session working on jumping on my weaker side - really made some great progress now that I have figured out what I've been doing wrong. Both hands on the bar, bum almost in the water for max tension and moving the kite upwards a lot faster. No real progress with new tricks, but good to work on the baseline stuff. Have to watch the video a couple of times before going down to Sandy point. Was blowing hard when I arrived so I depowered the kite a fair bit for the 25 to 30 knot winds, by the time I finished up - and Pete arrived - it had dropped off dramatically. Frontal winds - they are a pain ! Got a good hour or so in though - good news.