14 May 2011 - Fixing my back at Hampton in storm fronts
Kite : 7m CrossbowConditions : 15-25 knots south-westerly
Did my back about 2 weeks ago and have been itching to get out kiting ever since. I figured the pressure from the harness would pull it back into shape - plus I just wanted to get out anyway. Was great to get out, fantastic to do something with a pretty average day. Very windy when I got down there so I opted for the 7. I think it was a good choice given the conditions, I was never really overpowered, but there was a huge variance in conditions. I just wanted to play it safe - I didn't want to have an epic adventure if I couldn't rely 100% on my body. Didn't push the limits with any tricks, particularly with the 7 as it moves around very quickly. Just doing standard tricks the kite ends up in some unusual positions, I can't imagine the strife I'd be getting in trying rotations. Having said that, even looping the thing does not generate extreme power so.....maybe next time.