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    And if its hard to do as Mutley says to get weight onto the rig move the boom up a little bit, it brings you in closer to the rig but allows earlier rig loadig at lower speed. Where are your footstraps? I assume on the inside settings?

    Things like waist harnesses riding up over power bulges don't help either, its anothe variable to control when you are already working on multiple at the most vulnerable point for acceleration and catapult.
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    Definitely a good shout to raise the boom if struggling to unweight the board. Much easier to keep weight off the back foot and then find the back strap!

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    Its a very tough phase for learners to get through, all the dynamic stuff that becomes intuitive over the years. I think low wind practice is the key, power up hook in, go for front strap on the planing threshold, then unhook slow down and do it many more times until the process becomes second nature - very hard to want to practice this when all you want to do is plane and stay planing but the practice now will pay dividends as you progress.
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    exactly, its even worse at the 'learning to waterstart' stage, where you have to force yourself to stay in the shallow water practicing the technique while feeling as though you're wasting decent planning wind! Only way to get there though, just stick at it and it'll be far more rewarding in the end

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