I tried the Go Joe in the waves out at Bigbury
Is the Go Joe the perfect recovery tool?
Well no but it is certainaly good.
1When you come off your board you can see where it is even in big waves.
2 Your board is blown down wind quite quickly meaning that on a small crash you could leave your kite high in the window and your board would come to you.
3 There is no recoil.
4 You don’t know it’s there when you ride
5 No clipping on leashes and tangles.
1 I could not get back to my board when it was caught in the rip.
3 requires unscrewing to swap boards
4 Board offs are not really possible
5 In the waves the board surfs in faster than you can bodydrag!!
To sum up
If I was out on my own and intended to go out the back I consider a leash
if there was a group kiting then the GoJoe would work just fine because even if I couldn’t drag back to it it would make the board easy to see for some one else to pick up. My impression at the end of the day was that that the GoJoe is an impressive product which I will have on my board though it’s not quite the holy grail