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Toe to heel transition...

Postby bavdrftr318 » Tue Dec 02, 2008 3:14 am

I can do a toe to heel transition every time but only a few times does it really look good and powered. I was wondering what is the best technique for a huge fan of water? I was thinking that it is better to have alot of speed send the kite the new direction just before carving, and actually carve using mostly momentum (not the kite pull) to carve around then as you exit the lines get tensioned and pull you out. Is this correct?

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Re: Toe to heel transition...

Postby mikewang » Tue Dec 02, 2008 3:18 am

power and speed.


and youre right about using the momentum you already have to make the turn, then after you make the carve your kite will give you the power to ride away. but you need to have a good balance during that time. you need good power for huge spray. also if you want a huge fan of water, it is different technique than wanting a larger "spray". for the fan (like a sheet of water), you need edge harder, thus more power. for larger spray, you can ride lightly on the edge of your board with high speed, then you will be spitting water toward whoever you feel like.

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Re: Toe to heel transition...

Postby bavdrftr318 » Tue Dec 02, 2008 4:28 am

Haha awesome thanks

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Re: Toe to heel transition...

Postby Tightlines » Tue Dec 02, 2008 8:06 am

Try downlooping your kite through the turn it generates heaps of speed and as the kite ends up low you can really edge hard against it and throw up a wall of water.

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Re: Toe to heel transition...

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Re: Toe to heel transition...

Postby lucie » Tue Dec 02, 2008 3:01 pm

downloop for more power and speed.


Definintely! And great fun to learn :D

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Re: Toe to heel transition...

Postby JGTR » Tue Dec 02, 2008 5:54 pm

I find that the actual transition (or turn) is done without any assistance from the kite. Therefore you need to have decent board speed to be able to complete the transition, then once completed get back on your edge and power away using the kite.

I yank hard on tehy bar to turn the kite, but before I get yanked by the kite I start my transition, good speed and really digging your heels in will create decent spray - as I turn i'm travelling downwind so no pull from the kite - as I come out of the turn get back on my edge :thumb:

Whera heel to toeside carves I still find realy hard, can only really do them mega wide not nice and tight like toe to heel :roll:

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