Lately things have changed in the kitesurfing scene in our bay. Mallorca kite foilboarding – the latest trend in the Bay, should be the right description of this blog entry.
Some years ago the biggest kite you could see around -except for out foils Flysurfer were 14 mts size kites. With the time, some tube kiters opted for bigger kite sizes, back stayed the times in which the biggest kite you could see around were 14 mts kites.
The line to follow started to be the 17 mts tube kites, but, soon, that, probed not to be enough, that is why some of this kiters switched their twin tips for surf boards.
The success on their rides were somehow noticeable though often you could see people with their 17 mts floating on the water as wind was on the 6 knots range and the heavy tubes were not able to fly.
The next step in the changes I mentioned in the first line of this post came when some valients tried something completely new and newer seen before on our waters, the first foilboards.
Though it must be admitted that the differences in riding technique between a normal kite board and a foil board are huge, soon were a dozen of kiters which were riding with more or less succees.
While on a normal kite board, what you do is to stretch your front leg and apply presure 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 foilboarding in Pollensa Bay.
We wish you all 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
This is the goal … now: Go for it!
Mallorca kite foil boarding – the latest trend in the Bay