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Jesus walk

Postby Henrik78 » Tue Aug 01, 2017 9:32 am

I have seen the videos. I have tried to do the walk. I have crashed...

My problem seems to be that I pop to much in the beginning, not that I get airborne to high but I loose the speed forward and only "walk at the spot".
It seems really hard to pop less because then I don't get the time to get the board off - any advice?
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Re: Jesus walk

Postby Toby » Tue Aug 01, 2017 10:41 am

your kite should fly a bit forward...sounds like you send it already and at zenith you pull the bar...so you go up instead of forward plus up.
And don't go too slow...you need speed...and not too less.

Getting the board off and on is key for those surface tricks...you need to be fast. Big straps and a good handle can already make a big difference.

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Re: Jesus walk

Postby Henrik78 » Tue Aug 01, 2017 11:10 am

Thanks Toby! Speed seems to be the key...

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Re: Jesus walk

Postby edt » Tue Aug 01, 2017 3:36 pm

make sure you have the darkslide nailed down first that's the prerequisite trick, then make sure you have your normal board offs on a jump down, last put both together for the jesus walk

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Re: Jesus walk

Postby Henrik78 » Wed Aug 02, 2017 8:43 am

edt wrote:
Tue Aug 01, 2017 3:36 pm
make sure you have the darkslide nailed down first that's the prerequisite trick, then make sure you have your normal board offs on a jump down, last put both together for the jesus walk
Yeah, thanks edt!.
Check on both! :)

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Re: Jesus walk

Postby Henrik78 » Wed Aug 02, 2017 10:20 pm

Hi again!
Thanks for your advices! :)
Today I went for another try, I managed to get the board off - and to walk downwind!
But when it was time to get the board back on, the kite loop did not lift me enough to have time or height to get it on... (it did not lift me at all)
I used a Ozone edge 13m in 16-18knots, any advice!?! :)
Cheers!

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Re: Jesus walk

Postby Toby » Wed Aug 02, 2017 10:36 pm

In this Wind I barely can do it with an 18 ...

You need wind!

Maybe try to loop a bit earlier so the kite is higher...if loops too low it won't lift you.

Keep us informed about your progress!

Good luck!

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Re: Jesus walk

Postby Lokihel » Thu Aug 03, 2017 7:42 am

I remember seeing Tom Hebert doing a barefoot in one of Tom's Kitchen episodes.
Not an expert, but I imagine the amount of power needed is similar.

He said he was using a 14m Evo in 25 kts of wind :lol:

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Re: Jesus walk

Postby Henrik78 » Wed Aug 09, 2017 10:18 pm

Guys! I am stoked!
Today I landed it!! :)
First on Ozone R1 15m in 16 knots, and then on Ozone Edge 13m in 18 knots!
Only like 3-4 steps, but I landed, hoping to get more steps when there is more wind.
Thanks for your support!

Maybe barefoot is the next trick! ;)

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Re: Jesus walk

Postby Toby » Thu Aug 10, 2017 12:10 am

Yeah, that's great news! Happy for you 👍🏻

Barefoot Slide is very similar...but go as fast as possible! For a decent slide you need good speed, more than the Jesus Walk.

Enjoy!


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