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Where are the beginner strapless "how to" videos?

Posted: Tue Jul 16, 2013 9:27 am
by Kamikuza
Keep looking and keep getting "How to... stapless back mobe 360 revert to blind handle pass gybe" instead of just the freakin' basics... like how to water start, carve a turn re. where to put your feet.

:bye:

Re: Where are the beginner strapless "how to" videos?

Posted: Tue Jul 16, 2013 10:00 am
by Lanc
I also struggled finding anything useful when I started strapless. The Ben Wilson Smack instructional DVD was inspirational but did not help at a beginner level. Just go figure it out for your self. You just need a little perseverance and you'll get it after a few sessions. Once you've got it, attend a wave clinic for some tips and feedback to improve your strapless riding.

Re: Where are the beginner strapless "how to" videos?

Posted: Tue Jul 16, 2013 10:34 am
by ronnie

Re: Where are the beginner strapless "how to" videos?

Posted: Tue Jul 16, 2013 1:23 pm
by Peter_Frank
Ahemm :nooo:

Just go for ANY wavebord video about basics - as there is not really any difference strapped or not, when talking basics :wink:

Only when you move on to specialized aerial tricks and so-on, there is a lot of difference - but these are the (only) ones you have found it seems.

Only one relatively basic move differs IMO, and that is the tack - as strapless it is extremely easy to tack, as you just go up in the wind, and slide both feet around standing at the front foot position with both feet - really easy also and fun.
Think you'lll be able to make it quite fast :thumb:

But as said - the basics, waterstarting, bottom turning, cutbacks, going over whitewater etc, is basically the same, strapped or strapless, so just find any basic video about wave kitesurfing :naughty:

:D Peter

Re: Where are the beginner strapless "how to" videos?

Posted: Tue Jul 16, 2013 2:01 pm
by tomtom
Hi Peter,


Could you please can be more specific, as much as possible about strapless tack? Im struggling to do it about 1 month. Im intermediate kitesurfer about 10 years kiting, but never stand on anything strapless till now.

Thank you very much

Tomas

BTW. im riding alaya style board with small /kitesurfing/ fins - i dont know if it make any difference to regular surfboard with bigger fins.

Re: Where are the beginner strapless "how to" videos?

Posted: Tue Jul 16, 2013 2:32 pm
by Kamikuza
Thanks peter... and spot on, ronnie - I should have thought of that :-?

I nearly made a tack last night... got everything pointed in the right direction, but had redirected the kite so I went floating away from the board :D total beginners luck... what fun!

Re: Where are the beginner strapless "how to" videos?

Posted: Tue Jul 16, 2013 6:38 pm
by Dr Makani
tomtom wrote:Could you please can be more specific, as much as possible about strapless tack? Im struggling to do it about 1 month. Im intermediate kitesurfer about 10 years kiting, but never stand on anything strapless till now.
BTW. im riding alaya style board with small /kitesurfing/ fins - i dont know if it make any difference to regular surfboard with bigger fins.

ok, it is quite simple.

For starters:
Ride your SB;
Slow down, but keep a little of your edge;
Have your kite 45-50 deg - high enough to feel pull AND lift;
Now move your kite slowly into your new direction;
Start turning with the kite, just follow the kite naturally;
Don't loose too much speed, just enough that you plane;
Half way into the turn, almost downwind, put both feed on front of your SB (its the spot of your SB where it has its best buoyancy - try to stand on your board in a swimming pool);
Keep turning and complete the turn by switching your stance.

I suggest using a Costco foamie as trainer. It's super simple with it and you get the concept down in no time.

peace

Re: Where are the beginner strapless "how to" videos?

Posted: Tue Jul 16, 2013 7:48 pm
by tomtom
Thank you very much, but :D

sorry if im wrong with terminology but IMO what you describe is gybe - ie. turn with wind and i was asking about turning to opposite side - against wind - and i was thinking this is call TACK

i know how to gybe - my problem is with "the other thing" :D

anyway thanks - i wish i read this GYBE manual before - as i learn it myself "a hard way"

Re: Where are the beginner strapless "how to" videos?

Posted: Wed Jul 17, 2013 12:23 am
by mnd12
Here is clip with TACKING strapless ...
http://youtu.be/hjSJMEwub7I

Re: Where are the beginner strapless "how to" videos?

Posted: Wed Jul 17, 2013 2:45 am
by Dr Makani
tomtom wrote:Thank you very much, but :D

sorry if im wrong with terminology but IMO what you describe is gybe - ie. turn with wind and i was asking about turning to opposite side - against wind - and i was thinking this is call TACK

i know how to gybe - my problem is with "the other thing" :D

anyway thanks - i wish i read this GYBE manual before - as i learn it myself "a hard way"
well sorry - just tryin' to help.
the 'other' way around is called a Duck Tuck - go to the Caution Kite site and do a search. One of their guys has a pretty good video how to do it.

peace