stevez wrote:Ozbungy, I can relate to your frustration.
I've been trying to learn to tack to toeside, and can't seem to figure out how to get around, yet. I'm having pretty much the same experience as you.
Maybe it would actually be easier to learn with a foot change. At least you step around the lines into an easier position to ride away from. Or so it appears. Like Frank does here.
Not changing feet, the lines seem to be in the way, and I can't figure out how to get past / around them.
Can you do full 360s?
I think that is an awesome maneuver, but actually relatively easy and a very good first step on the way to master the roll tack.
After that it should be not to hard not to complete the 360 but ride out of it toeside (probably making it more than 180° around to ride out of it rather downwind).
You'll have one strong side and one weak side. To keep motivated maybe best to start with the better more natural feeling side.
But than do not wait too long before working on the other side too, otherwise it will be quite hard to be back to square one there later on.
After these two maneuvers you should have a better feeling how the roll tack can actually work for you, you get a feeling for timing and how to fly the kite right.
And then it is practice practice practice...and more practice.
One day it will feel like the most natural maneuver.
Enjoy the journey, that's what it's all about!
Remember, it is always about the challenge, once you can do something very well you'll be looking for the next challenge.