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Which directional board is easiest to learn tacking?

Postby Hawaiis » Tue Mar 25, 2014 7:34 am

Raceboard, surfboard or hydrofoil board?
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Re: Which directional board is easiest to learn tacking?

Postby Peter_Frank » Tue Mar 25, 2014 8:25 am

A small (smallfinned) raceboard or a big surfboard IMO and experience :thumb:

A strapless surfboard is the easiest and can be done in a jiffy without much practice :rollgrin:

But if you want to learn to tack with straps, it is to no help of course :roll:

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Re: Which directional board is easiest to learn tacking?

Postby fdvj » Tue Mar 25, 2014 8:26 am

I am trying on a surf board, and was wondering if it was easier on a large or small kite.( I have only tried a large kite so far)

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Re: Which directional board is easiest to learn tacking?

Postby Hawaiis » Tue Mar 25, 2014 8:43 am

Peter_Frank wrote:A small (smallfinned) raceboard or a big surfboard IMO and experience :thumb:

A strapless surfboard is the easiest and can be done in a jiffy without much practice :rollgrin:

But if you want to learn to tack with straps, it is to no help of course :roll:

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Re: Which directional board is easiest to learn tacking?

Postby Hawaiis » Tue Mar 25, 2014 8:46 am

fdvj wrote:I am trying on a surf board, and was wondering if it was easier on a large or small kite.( I have only tried a large kite so far)

I think a big kite should keep you in the air longer for the tack.

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Re: Which directional board is easiest to learn tacking?

Postby Westozzy » Tue Mar 25, 2014 8:53 am

Something with width. Try and also if you can do a couple of downwinders where it doesn't matter to much when you lose ground stuffing it up. Couple of those and ya right as rain.

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Re: Which directional board is easiest to learn tacking?

Postby Hawaiis » Fri Apr 04, 2014 11:13 pm

Learning to upwind tack on a surfboard 20140403
Thanks to all the advice on Kiteforum.com, especially Peter Frank and Ben at Kailua.
Removing the one center fin on the surfboard also help a lot in turning the board around.
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Re: Which directional board is easiest to learn tacking?

Postby tautologies » Sat Apr 05, 2014 9:01 am

fdvj wrote:I am trying on a surf board, and was wondering if it was easier on a large or small kite.( I have only tried a large kite so far)


easier with lots of power. so go with a bit much for the day.

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Re: Which directional board is easiest to learn tacking?

Postby tautologies » Sat Apr 05, 2014 9:02 am

in general big surfboard. but it looks like you have the idea...now start duck tacking :-)

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Re: Which directional board is easiest to learn tacking?

Postby FrederikS » Sat Apr 05, 2014 9:48 am

It is probably easiest with a wave board with decent width up front. I have a 6'1" LF board which is fairly easy but it would be a lot easier if it was a little fatter at the front pad. Raceboards are hard at first but once you get it dialed in it is great for it due to it great stability and drive upwind during the tack.

Looks like you are on the right path, it is a little difficult to see but it looks like you could probably send the kite in the other direction a little earlier to have more drive out of the tack. But yeah practice practice practice :P


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