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Helping Out Carrying a 2nd Board

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Created by dowls 2 months ago, 12 Apr 2019
dowls
NSW, 238 posts
12 Apr 2019 9:22AM
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Offered help to a mate who had tangled kite lines, bringing his twin tip to the beach.
I've kited for years but never tried to carry 2 x Boards.
It was much harder than I thought.
Needed to get back up wind as friend had drifted.
Picking up 2nd Board on the move and steering one hand sort of worked, tricky on a hard tack.
What works best?

cauncy
WA, 7212 posts
12 Apr 2019 8:56AM
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Done a few quick retreavals and a couple of big rides on a dwinder, surfboards are a pain unless the have a leash or straps, tt are easier, I sit with the board across my thighs, dive Kite, soon as your up move preferred hand to middle of bar and board in the other , if no handle a bit trickier under arm or dragging in, takes a bit of practice and fin rash

shi thouse
WA, 774 posts
12 Apr 2019 10:08AM
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If it has a handle I will retrieve it. If it doesn't....hope they can body drag well!!

All you do is grab the board handle with one hand, then with two hands hold your bar and line, the board will obviously be up at the bar in one of your hands, dive the kite and take off like usual. Once going I then usually kite with one hand on the bar and the other holding the board.


CJ2478
NSW, 328 posts
12 Apr 2019 1:26PM
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Easiest and only method i do is line up the board while i am going as slow as possible and grab the front (ie front in the direction i am travelling) footstrap so the board cant stick or dig in to the water

cauncy
WA, 7212 posts
12 Apr 2019 2:26PM
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shi thouse said..
If it has a handle I will retrieve it. If it doesn't....hope they can body drag well!!

All you do is grab the board handle with one hand, then with two hands hold your bar and line, the board will obviously be up at the bar in one of your hands, dive the kite and take off like usual. Once going I then usually kite with one hand on the bar and the other holding the board.



Better to drop dwind of them,

Ozone Kites Aus
NSW, 773 posts
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12 Apr 2019 4:34PM
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CJ2478 said..
Easiest and only method i do is line up the board while i am going as slow as possible and grab the front (ie front in the direction i am travelling) footstrap so the board cant stick or dig in to the water


Thats how I've learned to do it after watching Keahi DeMagichandsandfeet do it a few times. If board is upside down (fins up) i'll flip it over on one pass then come back and just grab it from the front strap and drag it in.

Peahi
VIC, 1064 posts
12 Apr 2019 7:36PM
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having tried and failed a couple of attempts so I usually let my surfboard go (as it easily rolls downwind), jump on the twinnie (straps are usually too tight!!) and ride it across to the kiter. I kite one-handed easy but when it comes to picking up a board an getting going on a your strapless at the same time I am totally unco.

cauncy
WA, 7212 posts
12 Apr 2019 7:00PM
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This is one method id like to try, grab the board and fully power up, head out around 3klm, dump the board, on way back pass the rider and say fuc# you DOCTOR

stray
SA, 108 posts
13 Apr 2019 4:20PM
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I once saw a guy go and retreive a lost kite. He rolled up the bar and lines while still keeping his kite at 12 and then rode in towing the other kite upside down by its front lines.
pretty impressive.



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