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clay

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Tether for helping beginners stay upwind
« on: September 17, 2020, 07:41:01 PM »
Hi!

So I got a wild hair to try a tether after watching my friends get blown downwind with no chance of getting back.

I was pretty stoked it worked and got my beginner friend to try it a couple times and it helped him, he got tired instead of running out of water at the other side of the harbor.  And he's getting the wing handling dialed and probably one more session away from adding foiling into the mix.

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Re: Tether for helping beginners stay upwind
« Reply #1 on: September 17, 2020, 07:46:20 PM »
oh and a kite instructor friend mentioned the other day he remembered hearing about using a tether back in the day to teach windsurfing.  Anyone have any recollection of this?
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Re: Tether for helping beginners stay upwind
« Reply #2 on: September 18, 2020, 08:39:45 PM »
oh and a kite instructor friend mentioned the other day he remembered hearing about using a tether back in the day to teach windsurfing.  Anyone have any recollection of this?

I've seen lots of windsurfing kids being taught this way. Works great.
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Re: Tether for helping beginners stay upwind
« Reply #3 on: September 19, 2020, 01:25:38 PM »
Glad to hear this!
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