oregonkiter wrote: ↑
Mon May 06, 2019 1:06 am
Can you give me some tips on Toe, back to heel side 180's? I have many attempts under my belt, but do far only one that was kind of close--ish...
As pointed out below, there are a few key points:
-Switch feet: In the beginning, its probably easier to switch feed early, get some speed and position the kite high up.
-Kite position: The kite should be 11:30,12:00 or even a bit overflown (i.e. you go a bit underneath the kite by going briefly downwind), this will make the loop a bit easier.
-Sheet the bar out completely and lean in the lines and carve HARD upwind
-While the bar is sheeted out, try to grab it a bit on the outside, not fully centered, especially if you have a bigger kite, this will also facilitate the loop
-As you are pointing upwind, pull and "fishpole" the bar hard to get the loop, while you are still carving towards the new direction.
The main thing is (as usual in foiling) the timing of pulling the bar. If you pull too early, it will take you off the board backwards, if too late, you will come off the foil.
Just keep trying, its one of the easier foiling maneuvers in my view.