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TheRussian
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Landing Tips Please

Postby TheRussian » Thu Jul 24, 2014 12:49 am

I am initiating jumps fine, gliding, redirecting....... but landing is an issue. I am landing downwind and trying to land tail first, but sometimes partially planing on the foil and most times just splashing down. Any tips would be appreciated :D

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Re: Landing Tips Please

Postby dlprince69 » Thu Jul 24, 2014 2:48 pm

I find it is better to not land tail first. Fly the foil back into the water at zero angle of attack and then apply rear foot pressure as needed to stop the board from hitting the water.
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TheRussian
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Re: Landing Tips Please

Postby TheRussian » Thu Jul 24, 2014 11:41 pm

many thanks & awesome photos
:D

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Re: Landing Tips Please

Postby BraCuru » Fri Jul 25, 2014 11:16 am

Prince - all agreed. Landing flat and with a kite pulling forward at max. Timing!
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