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3 ways to tack with a Wingfoil

Postby windmaker » Sun Jul 26, 2020 6:49 am

Heel to toe
Toe to heel
Wing pass


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Re: 3 ways to tack with a Wingfoil.

Postby stevez » Sun Jul 26, 2020 9:58 am

windmaker wrote:
Sun Jul 26, 2020 6:49 am
Heel to toe
Toe to heel
Wing pass
That wing pass manoeuvre is so cool! :thumb: :rollgrin:

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Re: 3 ways to tack with a Wingfoil

Postby windmaker » Sun Jul 26, 2020 1:26 pm

Thanks, it can only be done with the wing leash attached to the waist.

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Re: 3 ways to tack with a Wingfoil

Postby StillLovinIt » Fri Jul 31, 2020 9:13 am

... and let's not forget the "real" tack from heel to heel with foot switch:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ee3CQkk ... tu.be&t=16
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ee3CQkk ... tu.be&t=33

Full video:

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Re: 3 ways to tack with a Wingfoil

Postby Peter_Frank » Fri Jul 31, 2020 2:12 pm

Indeed, the "real" tack.

Although some switch their feet while passing wing overhead, right?

Instead of before or after.

8) Peter

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Re: 3 ways to tack with a Wingfoil

Postby joekitetime » Fri Jul 31, 2020 3:25 pm

Very cool video, thanks for posting. And it looks so easy!!! (Ha, I've been working on tacks for weeks!)

What I've noticed, and see all over again in the video, and what I try everyone I see that is learning, is that you have to concentrate on riding the board with your body, and ignore the wing, and don't use it for balance. But riding the board, you at least get maximum glide and you have to "let go" of the wing for some period of time. I've notice as my winging has progressed, there is more and more time of riding the board without the aid of the wing. That opens up the door for more board tricks (any tricks). I love how the dude in the video rides the board and the wing is secondary.

Sweet video, reinforces a lot!
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Re: 3 ways to tack with a Wingfoil

Postby slowboat » Fri Jul 31, 2020 4:18 pm

Please, let’s not start the “real” tack nonsense. If you don’t know the definition, look up the sailing term. Sailboats don’t have feet.

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Re: 3 ways to tack with a Wingfoil

Postby joekitetime » Fri Jul 31, 2020 6:16 pm

Peter_Frank wrote:
Fri Jul 31, 2020 2:12 pm
Indeed, the "real" tack.

Although some switch their feet while passing wing overhead, right?

Instead of before or after.

8) Peter
Back in the windsurf days, when to switch your feet was never in dispute. Then, in the kiteboarding on a surfboard most taught before the jibe on your weak side and after the jibe on your strong side. Foil racing changed this as well for jibes and tacks. Some of us got lazy, and didn't like falling, and just didn't learn. Winging is an either or, although I think you are right in that the proper way was always defined as the windsurf way first, then possibly the surfboard on a kite way second. Lucky me, I think I went 3 years on a foil without gybing or tacking! But now I regret it!

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Re: 3 ways to tack with a Wingfoil

Postby windmaker » Sat Aug 01, 2020 6:33 am

Peter_Frank wrote:
Fri Jul 31, 2020 2:12 pm
Indeed, the "real" tack.

Although some switch their feet while passing wing overhead, right?

Instead of before or after.

8) Peter
If you are doing a heel tack and passing from switch to regular stance changing the feet while tacking feels more natural than sailing away switch. It comes naturally.
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Re: 3 ways to tack with a Wingfoil

Postby windmaker » Sat Aug 01, 2020 7:09 am

joekitetime wrote:
Fri Jul 31, 2020 3:25 pm

What I've noticed, and see all over again in the video, and what I try everyone I see that is learning, is that you have to concentrate on riding the board with your body, and ignore the wing, and don't use it for balance.
Sweet video, reinforces a lot!
Exactly, concentrate on riding the board and keeping good speed and balance, don't rush for the handles too soon.


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