neilhapgood wrote: ↑Fri Dec 08, 2017 12:36 pmHi all, apologies I have posted about this already but not yet tried it and have another question!
I am getting better with my downwind angles and managing to get fairly deep now, especially if its onshore with a small swell running to pick up.
If I am going to carve to toe (bringing the kite over the top, not looping) is it best to get as deep as you can downwind first then go for it or do you need more line tension so better to come from a beam/broad reach?
I am new to foiling too, I agree that it clicked for me when i initiated it from going upwind and turning aggressively to toe side.TomW wrote: ↑Fri Dec 08, 2017 7:00 pmI'll answer this as I learned to do it recently and the regulars here have answered it a bunch of times. You should search for videos.
Basically you are on wrong track.
Ride more up wind, keep kite low at 45 degrees.
Initiate kite turn fairly aggressively, and quickly follow by yawing board into and thru the turn.
Look where you are turning. Keep yawing thru the arc.
Seek to maintain like tension by coming around quickly.
It helps me to think of swinging nose of board in a downward arc. The board wants to raise anyway.
I start turn with board at mid altitude,
I find it helps to do a slight and quick upwind turn to create a counter rotation to help yaw into the turn.
This is really helpful. Can you explain in more detail how the timing and technique is different: surface vs foil carve to toeside with downloop?Peter_Frank wrote: ↑Fri Dec 08, 2017 8:03 pm
IMO no, as this will only teach you to learn to make an almost "normal" turn like you do on a TT or a surfboard, which is really easy and almost everything is different or even wrong, and the timing are two different worlds.
So even when you can do this (and this is easy as pretty much like you have always done only hindered a tad by the mast), you will be toast when trying something similar when up foiling
Of course it will be fine to learn/do this for starters if you can not turn at all when up foiling, but pretty useless IMO as it wont lead you to foiling jibes, most likely build wrong habits instead
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