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obxDave

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Re: Learning to tack
« Reply #30 on: July 22, 2020, 05:01:48 AM »
  I can tack heelside to toeside no problem on land but on the water I'm still working on it, I find that the motion can be hard on my shoulder if the wing transition is not smooth.  Toeside to heelside tacks are just as easy as jibing for me now.

Same here on the on the shoulder irritation especially for the larger size wings. Plus it also is a wee bit harder for me to roll the new Echos on these heel-to-toeside tacks. What Ive been doing is using my release hand to help push the wing over just before I regrab, and it seems to work for my old joints :). Has to be a pretty fast hand/arm motion (release-push-grab). Dont need to do the push at all on the toe-to-heelside. Like you said, as easy as jibing. When you nail a heel-to-toeside tack on the foil it feels great

https://youtu.be/mJ1Q6GAIEiw
« Last Edit: July 22, 2020, 05:10:42 AM by obxDave »

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Re: Learning to tack
« Reply #31 on: July 22, 2020, 10:23:31 AM »
Nice, Im going to try that push with the release hand!
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Re: Learning to tack
« Reply #32 on: July 22, 2020, 10:40:58 AM »
me too!!!
Im a 59 65kg rider:

Boards:
   4'5.5" 33L Armstrong
   410 37L FSM
   5'1" 74L FSM
   511 100L FSM

Foils: Armstrong 1050, 1550, 1850, 2400
Wings: F-One Swing 3.5M and 5M, BRM 2M and 6M

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Re: Learning to tack
« Reply #33 on: July 26, 2020, 04:44:46 AM »
Gotta love that wing pass. 

https://youtu.be/JEqpRwh4l98

 


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