Hey, Rob here from Progression. Thanks for the review @TillmanHH, great to hear the videos help to up that consistency.
On the ordering of the videos - I made the Toeside video first because its the most straight forward to teach and I had the best footage for it, I was missing footage for the others. Also in many ways having an understanding of riding toeside is key if you want to carve or do the foot change because, for both of those techniques, you end up on your toeside at some point!
I had planned to get the Carving Turns video out next but that has proved the hardest of all the videos to make - it relatively easy to teach people in person when you can adjust what you teach to the conditions, peoples foil and kite choice and their experience but it's amazing how much you tweak what you say in some fundamental ways when you can react to all those variables. Someone riding a 12m kite in 10 knots on a 700 wing compared to a 6m in 20 knots on 1200 wing - and can they downloop? In the videos, I'm trying to ensure I give an overall set of techniques and drills but allow for all these different situations.
So I jumped back onto the Foot Change video because that is the technique most people find the hardness and the fundamentals are pretty much the same for all conditions, kites and foils. Also, we've taught this to so many people on our camps and private coaching, I knew I could really explain it well and get it out quicker. I think it's probably one of the best video I've made.
Anyway, I'm working on the carving turns video now.
And a quick note on tacks - yes they are the hardest but that all also makes them the hardness to teach. The last year has been a real eye-opener on tacking and breaking it down into its various parts and working out how equipment and conditions affect it. You also have 4 different tacks and the H2T 360, and different people find different ones easier to start with, so it is quite a big project and I want to get it right. Learning to tack is so hard because you are having to carve, foot change and, critically, fly the kite through a position where you can't see it for a relatively long period, all at the same time. So teaching tacking is way easier in person because we can watch all these parts for you, and even for us filming and reviewing that footage is key. Anyway, though teaching it this last year, polish my own tacks, filming and reviewing a lot of different people tacking, the way to teach it online is becoming more apparent and will be coming in some form in the near future, part of a somewhat bigger change to the Progression online coaching platform. For now if you want to learn to tack, come on a Progression Live camp or have a 1:1 session with us