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Lazy induced rut.

Postby 3InletsWindsports » Wed Apr 01, 2020 10:23 pm

Feeling old and lazy these days and for last couple months have just foiled in the one stance. Left foot forward in straps, in-line.
Mainly protected waters and minor swell or chop
I even waterstart straight to toeside if I want to go that way and can carve plenty of smaller waves bottom and top turns either toeside or healside.
But now I’m in a rut where switching stance is total uncomfortable and the other day in a rare TT session going right foot forward is uncoordinated and jumps are crapsville.

Any tips to break free?

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Re: Lazy induced rut.

Postby Whattheflock » Wed Apr 01, 2020 10:35 pm

Honestly I recommend dedicating a whole session to riding right foot forward. When/If you get frustrated make sure to stop and spend some time left foot forward for 30mins and have some fun. Then try right foot forward again. Habits are hard to break, gotta "push hard" to beat it. It's all part of the fun though. :)

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Re: Lazy induced rut.

Postby Peter_Frank » Thu Apr 02, 2020 7:22 am

Isn't it a matter of saying to yourself, from now on:
Don't ride toeside at all, apart from when carving into a wave, or a fun frontside/backside carve in flat or chop :rollgrin:

Just like everybody else does, here at least, meaning don't ride straight when toeside, but switch feet as soon as you know you are n gonna ride on a new tack .

You will be a clutz for some time if you haven't jibed (or tacked, depends on what you want) for a longer time, crashing a lot now - especially because you are so confident riding one feet forward always, it feels like a huge step back, so no wonder you don't wanna do it intuitively.

As you day yourself: Getting lazy :lol:

The next session, give yourself the challenge NEVER to ride toeside, and see if you can manage that :thumb:

This way you still get half the time on your good side, and soon both will be almost equally good, and your feet switch transitions a lot better :D

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Re: Lazy induced rut.

Postby 3InletsWindsports » Thu Apr 02, 2020 8:23 am

What alerted me to it was getting in a couple of Windfoil sessions after some months away from that side of it. And noticed firstly that I’d almost forgot how, then how come I can foil so much easier on port tack.
So yes I know what I should do. And yes it snuck up on me.
Now to find the tin of self discipline hidden in the shed.
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Re: Lazy induced rut.

Postby Peter_Frank » Thu Apr 02, 2020 1:23 pm

Maybe, now you are "semi-advanced" I assume, on wingfoil, you should practice to jibe with footswitch?

And if not so far yet, at least ride both tacks with left and right foot in front.

You have been lulled into going "one side only" because of wingfoiling, which has infected your kitefoiling now, using same foot forward for some time, but you could start with the wingfoil on the journey to become ambidextrous :thumb:

Almost noone gets equally good on both sides, but as long as you RIDE both sides 50/50 you will get quite good on both :D

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Re: Lazy induced rut.

Postby purdyd » Thu Apr 02, 2020 6:21 pm

You just have to suck it up and work on the weak side and switch stance.

Maybe go to another beach where you leave on a different tack from the shore? That might help reprogram your mind.

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Re: Lazy induced rut.

Postby 3InletsWindsports » Thu Apr 02, 2020 9:57 pm

Wind foil not Wingfoil I’m having to wait to get my wings till the Aussie dollar bounces back.


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