GCKiter wrote: ↑
Wed Oct 25, 2017 2:53 pm
I'm at the stage of constant falls on a roll tack. I've heard it before on the forum it may take two-three hundred attempts to nail this maneuver. Is there one aha moment where suddenly the light comes on, it's frustrating to say the least.
Maybe you need two-three thousands attempts ?
I am not joking unfortunately - some can learn quite easy, others can try forever without getting it, and then some just takes a huge amount of time, and need constant "re-training" too.
You can practice rolltacks (ducktacks) on your waveboard, where you go upwind 2/3 or more of the session anyways, so practice ducktacks when going upwind instead of jibing - almost same move, except that you lack the sideways roll balance which is more difficult on a hydrofoil.
In my experience it is a constant progression and not just one single "aha" moment - the first times you get it you will be totally in nirvana yes, but it wont stick till a lot more practice and can even get worse.
Good thing is, WHEN you can make it just reasonably, you get so much more practice as you dont end in the water nomore and can make a lot more tacks, so now it goes fast
Exactly the same with jibes
Really frustrating indeed - good it isnt easy as this is somehow a part of why it is rewarding, but frustrating to see so many things some can do easily, but you cant