stevez wrote: ↑Wed Feb 06, 2019 1:30 pm
He does lean back quite hard to initiate the tack, with the knees slightly bent, but then once the board is turning upwind he almost immediately seems to spring up a little and straighten up. So when he goes through the apex he is quite upright and lightly weighted on the foil.
Also, one can NOT compare this to half a 360, as one can do a really hard lean back 360 also - for me these are easier than "stand upright ones" as I am used to leaning back, especially when doing the 360 up in a steep wave you get horizontal for a while - awesome.
Some do 360s standing very upright (Øyvind and Greg as an example), others lean back as you dont have to stand upright in any part of a hydrofoil 360.
Wish I was better at doing upright direction changes, as this is necessary to go toeside "whenever" you want yes