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 Post subject: tacking a directional
PostPosted: Mon Jun 16, 2008 8:56 pm 
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Am still trying to visualize tacking a directional, since seeing a few while racing at US Nationals.
Can anyone give step by step instructional?


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 Post subject: Re: tacking a directional
PostPosted: Tue Jul 15, 2008 11:42 am 
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I'm interested, too

Any vid?


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 Post subject: Re: tacking a directional
PostPosted: Tue Jul 15, 2008 2:10 pm 
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See this thread
http://www.kiteforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=2339065&p=440601&hilit=tacking+a+surfboard#p440601

There's also this cool vid, tacks at 1:23 and 3:03:
http://youtube.com/watch?v=qCymH-9WCDw

Practicing without the central fin first really helps to 180 the board in your first trials. And don't forget to change feet only when the kite is at zenith.

Good practice!


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 Post subject: Re: tacking a directional
PostPosted: Tue Jul 22, 2008 12:34 am 
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Tacking a strapped board at 1.03

http://youtube.com/watch?v=NQJNpS2scpA&fmt=18


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 Post subject: Re: tacking a directional
PostPosted: Tue Jul 22, 2008 6:23 am 
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In a nutshell:

On your switch tack:
slow down a little, get feet in skiing stance (feet parallel to rails), steer the board straight downwind, bring kite to zenith, bring kite over to other side, put feet in new tack position.

On your dominant tack:
bring kite over to other side, follow kite by making a toeside bottom turn, ride toeside for a second, bring kite up to zenith like you're sining the kite, as kite is up (and lifting you), swap feet position


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 Post subject: Re: tacking a directional
PostPosted: Tue Jul 22, 2008 6:35 am 
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Best description of a jibe in a nutshell, but not a tack.


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 Post subject: Re: tacking a directional
PostPosted: Tue Jul 22, 2008 9:36 pm 
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There is a god video here http://www.xboardupload.com/PF/PFTack.wmv
:-)
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