Thread: Tack Club!
18th November 2013, 02:35 PM #43
18th November 2013, 02:38 PM #44
my take on tacking is that you must be fast, very fast
the whole move is very unstable,
every step you make is unstable until you get to the other side, there you are stable,
the problem is that you have to move constantly and fast, from one unstable point to the other until you grab the boom in the new side.
if you wait to feel stable you will miss it, no doubt.
19th November 2013, 01:06 PM #45
Its great that we have got lots of good advice going on in this thread. And as always its worth remembering there is always more than one way to do things
Just pulling a quote from Rod here and would like to comment.
For the video, you guys will see a difference between the planing conditions and non planing. In terms of the counterbalence in those 2 examples you will have to change your stance slightly. Lighter winds and slower board speeds you need to be a little more upright and as the wind and boardspeed increaces you will probaly need to adopt a more lower, commited, stable (water tends to get rougther in the stronger winds) stance.
However, the key I have found is to focus on the essential parts of the Tack Planing conditions or non planing.....
Rig & Foot transitions
If you can focus and train these skills big board or small your tacks will improve.
The other parts of the tack you should find will develop along with your progession naturally.
One last bit about training on a big board, If you guys are out there practicing on the easy floaty kit you have to be strict with yourselfs. Dont let the technique get sloppy because you can get away with it. Make sure the technique is spot on and then the big board practice will pay off massively, otherwise you will just get in to bad habits.
I hope this comment has helped and that you all have lots of success with your tacks in the future.
Once you are getting to grips with the tacking lets crank up the speed with them like in the next video
19th November 2013, 07:23 PM #46
That is possibly the most perfect tack I have ever seen on video - you forget to mention though
- keeping the sail open (not over sheeting and thus stalling/stopping the board)
- Keeping the sail away - at arms length just after you step round
- keeping the sail raked back as you step round (this one accounts for most tack fails from people I see trying them)