Thanks. Your technique seems very helpful. But requires at least somewhat sideshore wind. I keep getting essentially onshore wind and I think I need a boat to get me away from shore just to practice!bragnouff wrote: ↑Mon Jun 15, 2020 5:32 amFirst time I tried winging, I was positioning board 90 degrees to the wind, and wing downwind of the board, trying to kneel sideways on the board and get up and go... Which was absolute bitch, and complete failure! It's very hard to control pitch and roll kneeling sideways!
Now, after it all clicked, I put the board facing pretty much downwind, the wing downwind, resting on the nose of the board. This gives enormous stability while you get on the board, on your knees, in the axis of the board, as you'd do on a SUP. You get all the float of the leading edge to assist with the balance. And because the board is facing downwind, the effect of the chop isn't too bad. Once reasonably centered and stable on the knees, grab front handle bring wing overhead, then back hand, while doing so, board starts to go to the intended direction. Then the wing will provide good balance to stand up. Once up on your feet, the rest is easy!
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