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forward tacks vs. backward tacks

Postby drewkite » Wed Oct 03, 2012 1:37 am

Which one is better and why? i heard one is better for flatter water and another for chopier.

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Re: forward tacks vs. backward tacks

Postby davesails7 » Wed Oct 03, 2012 1:54 am

drewkite wrote:Which one is better and why? i heard one is better for flatter water and another for chopier.


http://www.kiteforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=159&t=2377086

Check the comments in the Youtube video of that post.

Round the back (you face the wind) is faster, but harder to get right it seems.

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Re: forward tacks vs. backward tacks

Postby drewkite » Wed Oct 03, 2012 3:44 am

davesails7 wrote:
drewkite wrote:Which one is better and why? i heard one is better for flatter water and another for chopier.


http://www.kiteforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=159&t=2377086

Check the comments in the Youtube video of that post.

Round the back (you face the wind) is faster, but harder to get right it seems.


Round the back is the one you never give the back to the nose of the board no?
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Re: forward tacks vs. backward tacks

Postby Hawaiis » Wed Oct 03, 2012 4:38 am

I think when you say Backward Tack, you mean the Duck Tack and Forward Tack is you face down wind while the board turns under the feet.

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Re: forward tacks vs. backward tacks

Postby davesails7 » Wed Oct 03, 2012 12:51 pm

This gets confusing. We need some consistent terminology.

I think everyone calls this one a Roll Tack because it is like a backroll:


Then the other one is the Duck Tack?:


Roll tack is round the back of the board.
Duck tack is round the front of the board.

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Re: forward tacks vs. backward tacks

Postby drewkite » Wed Oct 03, 2012 9:54 pm

davesails7 wrote:This gets confusing. We need some consistent terminology.

I think everyone calls this one a Roll Tack because it is like a backroll:


Then the other one is the Duck Tack?:


Roll tack is round the back of the board.
Duck tack is round the front of the board.

Thanks so my question is if whats the differnce?

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Re: forward tacks vs. backward tacks

Postby Outside » Wed Oct 03, 2012 11:36 pm

Ducktack:




Shuvit or surfboard or every other term tack:



Watch the body of the rider, ducktack the body goes the same way as the nose of the board. Shuvit tack the body goes the opposite way of the nose of the board.

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Re: forward tacks vs. backward tacks

Postby Bradn » Sat Oct 20, 2012 7:45 am

Roll tacks are faster and if done right you can prettymuch stay on the plane. Wouldn't see any top guys doing duck tacks/ forward tacks

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Re: forward tacks vs. backward tacks

Postby drewkite » Sat Oct 20, 2012 7:12 pm

Bradn wrote:Roll tacks are faster and if done right you can prettymuch stay on the plane. Wouldn't see any top guys doing duck tacks/ forward tacks

Yes thats right . Thats why in the video bryan does the roll tack so yo just gotta practice it alot


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