Depends on conditions. Matters more in light wind, or how much power you want. Can’t remember if wind conditions was the OPs question...Peter_Frank wrote: ↑Fri Oct 25, 2019 8:37 pmWell, I disagree with the "follow the kite" that others advice...
A lot in fact
This works well (for some, not in waves always) on "traction" boards, meaning TTs and Waveboards that gets dragged on the surface and has loads of friction, thus requires a lot bigger kite or more wind relative to the boardspeed, and dont go downwind much in the turn.
With a hydrofoil, you have to turn coordinated with the kite, NOT follow the kite.
I also completely disagree with the follow the kite advice. What a load of BS.Peter_Frank wrote: ↑Fri Oct 25, 2019 8:37 pmchibern wrote: ↑Fri Oct 25, 2019 6:29 pmAs a beginner foiler, I'm always having to remind myself "turn the kite first" and "follow the kite".
Heel-to-toe, down loops seem easier to complete without worrying about dropping the kite than "up and overs" but I have issues once I'm through the turn. I'm always getting pulled downwind for a ways before being able to turn back up wind. I don't have this issue when gybing with an "up and over" kite movement but I have to concentrate more on kite positioning.
I tend to loop it high and tight.
Going toe-to-heel gybe, the down loop is easier regarding kite movement but more awkward to initiate. Doing a toe-to-heel using "Up and over", I always seem to have to do a mid-turn kite dive to keep from dropping the kite especially on my weak side.
Well, I disagree with the "follow the kite" that others advice...
A lot in fact
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