Lately things have changed in our bay. Some years ago the biggest kite you could see around -except for out foils Flysurfer were 14 mts size kites. Today we can talk about: Mallorca kite foilboarding
The latest trend in the Bay
With the pass of time, in fact since the last 4 years, some kiters opted for 17 mts tube kites.
WE, users of foil kites Flysurfer, since 2010 we had not such problems as we were using the Speed 3 model sizes 19 and 21 sq meters.
Evidently this kite sizes are slow moving but their drag it is so amazing that you really doesn’t need to steer the kite, you just park it at 40 or 50 degrees over the sea level and there you go, happily dragged all along the bay without any problem
This, the improvement from going from 14 square meter tube kites to 17 square meters meant that instead of being forced to spend time on the beach crying over the poor light wind conditions, those who dared to buy the big tubes big, started to see some success
But one year after, things started to get a new turn. As it seemed not enough wind yet for their big tubes some of the Pollensa Bay kiters switched their twin tips for surf boards in the search of more volume under their feet
The success on their rides were noticeable though often you could see people with their 17 mts floating over tha water as wind was on the 6-7 knots and the heavy tubes were not able to fly.
Mallorca kite foil boarding
The next step in the changes I mentioned in the first line of this post came when some valients tried the first foil boards.
It must be admitted that the differences in riding technique between a normal kite board and a foil board are huge
While on a normal kite board, what you do is to stretch your front leg and apply pressure on your back foot, this method fails drastically if what you are trying is to waterstart on a foil kiteboard
Here we upload some pics of the board that our friend David has received as birthday present from his beloved wife, Ludmi
We wish you a lot of luck and success in your foilboarding life, at the same time that tons of patience in your learning and practices.
Serve it as an example of what you want to achieve -the video-
fresh recorded today at noon in the area of Sa Marina
Mallorca kite foil boarding – the latest trend in the Bay
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