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New Progression Foot Change video review

Postby TilmanHH » Mon May 18, 2020 4:07 pm

Though I can do already the foot change, the progression video made my footchanges much more consistent (before: 80%, after: 95%).

The videos come from another universe concerning the quality of explanation. There are some tutorials on youtube, but this video is much longer and much has much more details.

If you crash your footchange, you can be sure you didn´t follow one of the key aspects in the video! It´s not that you can do every footchange after watching the video, but you can find out by yourself what went wrong. My main mistakes: Kite too high, didn´t create space for the new foot before the change.

It costs 8 Euro, but for me the price is really worth it!

https://www.progression.me/blog/new-rel ... as-landed/

Hopefully they will release more foil videos soon!
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Re: New Progression Foot Change video review

Postby mar menor » Mon May 18, 2020 8:10 pm

They are good but don't understand the logic ,first video riding toeside,next footchange but the last in the series ,yet to released is carving turns.Shouldn't carving turns be first or maybe second?

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Re: New Progression Foot Change video review

Postby TomW » Mon May 18, 2020 9:44 pm

Bah! Just learn to ride with feet really close together, then side by side. Teaches you balance point. Then practice riding with feet close together and lift back foot up and down quickly. Teaches you you can balance on one foot. Then just do it. Then learn the down pump before foot change.

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Re: New Progression Foot Change video review

Postby TilmanHH » Tue May 19, 2020 7:51 am

Congrats that you obviously managed the footchange in one or two sessions. It took me years to get it right strapless in gusty and choppy conditions;)

I am surprised too that carving turns are planned before tacks in the Progression series. I think carving turns are easy.

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Re: New Progression Foot Change video review

Postby robclaisse » Tue May 19, 2020 9:44 am

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 :-D
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Re: New Progression Foot Change video review

Postby mar menor » Tue May 19, 2020 6:18 pm

Great vids ,looking forward to carving turns.

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Re: New Progression Foot Change video review

Postby Frankieboy » Wed May 20, 2020 9:07 pm

Well guys I am a happy men, sinds about 3 hours I can switch feet on the foil.

Paid the 6,99 yesterday but what helped me best was:
- a few years foiling and being very confortable on the foil - mostly riding regular so always left foot forward. Just tried to switch feet a couple of times before...
- exceptionnel conditions for learning today: 12 to 14 knots with very flat water (newer rode the ocean that flat !) powered OK on my 10,4 Cloud
- TomW's tip: riding feet as close as you can. This helped the most

All advises on the video are right but riding feet at 30cm distance and DARING is the key. Also the pop is crucial.
Looking at the video made me want to try today (I barely tried before...) so worth the 6,99 ;-)

Could jibe on the aire 80% in both directions in only one (perfect conditions) session.

What surprises me is that if felt more confortable (and more succes rate) from strong side (left foot fwd to right foot fwd) then from weak side (goofy to regular). This with down loop as it was the most natural way to go.

This opens up new perspectives and gives a rest to my left knee and leg

Stoked and sooo happy :-)

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Re: New Progression Foot Change video review

Postby Breze » Thu May 21, 2020 9:38 am

The tutorial is the best i have seen so far. And i have seen them all. I like to watch the fluid motion of the feet doing a flying foot switch. Very good breakdown of the steps. Some new infos. Worth it absolutely
Now i can understand people watching ballett and enjoying the art of movement


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