Although I always enjoy learning new moves there is little interest in learning the same move both ways as the tack is purely practical so at the end of the day I end up always doing the one i prefer (or do best) which is the "round the mast type" for ex windsurfers .
I remember learning the toe side tack few months ago (switch the feet before starting the tack) which can only be done as a duck tack (loved this move on a windsurfer) but use it very rarely these days
I know it has been a while, but I remember someone asking if there was an onboard video of a duck tack.
Click on the link, it will take you to a video of mine, There are a few duck tacks in it from a helmet cam. I believe the third clip in the video there is one. It is a raw edit of a day of riding and the lens fogs up at the end, but the duck tack is clear.
One and a half year later - DANG, suddenly on a warm summerday in a shorty, where you sometimes wanted deliberately to get wet, I tried again (have not even tried the last year), and it was so close, that after some attempts I succeded
Can still not do it regularly at all, but sometimes it works now
From a kitecam on the next day out in the waves, I accidentally shot one of the duck tacks when going upwind outside
I was thinking "I am too old for this shit" just like Roger Murtaugh, and did not even try for a long time, but suddenly it was nailed
Still very counter intuitive and against logical physics ha haa - great
Nice. For me this clicked watching a friend do it. It is weird, but my head has to conceptualize it. Once I saw him I nailed it the first time (but wasn't consistent then..reasonably consistent now). I think it is pretty easy on the directionals as you do not have to be as accurate....and I have had a lot more problems on a raceboard. Going straight into the strap is necessary on those and there is no time to lean in and mess about.
On my surfboard I like the drawn out ones, where you slide a lot more around. It is not as practical but can look pretty cool when you nail them..
SupaEZ wrote:Peter thanks for sharing What i want to see are tacks on surfboards without moving the feet out of the footstraps From toeside to heelside tacks....and heelside to toeside tacks...."carving the water"
I've seen the foil boards do this, but is it possible on a surfboard? I've kinda seen people do this on a wave when they break the back fins loose and do a 360 without leaving the water.
davesails7 wrote:I've seen the foil boards do this, but is it possible on a surfboard? I've kinda seen people do this on a wave when they break the back fins loose and do a 360 without leaving the water.
Me too i have seen "foil boards" do it....so is it possible on surfboards do do that 180 board tack .... either toeside to heelside or heelside to toeside.....without "levitating".....or board leave the water