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neilhapgood
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riding toeside

Postby neilhapgood » Tue Oct 17, 2017 10:48 am

is it harder to ride toe side with two straps at the front as your front foot is off centre and down to leeward compared to having one centre strap?

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Re: riding toeside

Postby Peter_Frank » Tue Oct 17, 2017 1:45 pm

neilhapgood wrote:
Tue Oct 17, 2017 10:48 am
is it harder to ride toe side with two straps at the front as your front foot is off centre and down to leeward compared to having one centre strap?

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No, it is actually a bit easier standing off centre front foot a bit to leeward, as you dont have to twist your body as much, to go upwind when riding toeside :thumb:

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Re: riding toeside

Postby cglazier » Tue Oct 17, 2017 7:17 pm

If you have 3 straps you may want to leave your back foot out of the back strap as you are learning to ride toeside. It is easier (but not as fast).

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Re: riding toeside

Postby neilhapgood » Tue Oct 17, 2017 9:06 pm

hi folks, thanks for the replies thus far, one other question can you bring the kite over the top to carve to toe or do you need to downloop?

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Re: riding toeside

Postby Peter_Frank » Tue Oct 17, 2017 9:49 pm

neilhapgood wrote:
Tue Oct 17, 2017 9:06 pm
hi folks, thanks for the replies thus far, one other question can you bring the kite over the top to carve to toe or do you need to downloop?

Definitely, I almost entirely fly the kite "up" when carving and jibing and riding waves - downlooping is IMO no good for that many things, unless as a trick in itself or in marginal winds, or when going max speed for a looooong way downwind carving back and fourth, as you will lose a LOT of ground :wink:

Others downloop often, personal preferences - but flying the kite up works great for carving, the difficult part is the timing as you will make many mistakes before you get it right.

It has to be flown up at the right time and coordinated, and the difficult part is to avoid turning too wide.
When you can it is easy peasy, when you cant it seems impossible :naughty:

Practice practice practice and you will get there :thumb:

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Re: riding toeside

Postby dylan* » Wed Oct 18, 2017 1:57 pm

Downlooping is usually more foolproof for me, as long as you're not riding directly at your kite, you'll always get some sort of power through the turn. You can bring the kite over your head instead, but your timing has to be better with both the kite and the turn on the foil, as it's really easy to get stuck somewhere in the turn and lose all your line tension.

Obviously depends all on your power too, it's significantly easier to just do normal transitions when the wind is actually blowing.

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Re: riding toeside

Postby purdyd » Wed Oct 18, 2017 1:58 pm

Sorry. Didn't notice hydrofoil


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