Surf board "duck tack"

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Tony
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Sun Apr 05, 2009 11:55 am

Video tutorial from one of the caution team riders!

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tNVF9MCsYrs[/youtube]

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Tue Apr 07, 2009 5:32 pm

cheers for that Tony - been trying these and there not as easy as that guy makes it look... :?
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Tue Apr 07, 2009 10:04 pm

good video tutorial of the move. i've landed about 3 in what feels like 100 attempts :roll:

one of the keys (as advised by james from naish) is to ensure that your weight is over the centre of the board. if it's over the fins it's very tricky to turn the board quick enough as the fins make it stick.

i also found that you need to be fairly powered so that the kite gives you enough lift to suspend your weight as you move the board around.
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Wed Apr 08, 2009 8:12 am

I should have tried these last night, but ended up working on my gybes most of the time

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Sun Jul 26, 2009 11:14 pm

after a fairly long hiatus i was trying these again on friday night at hayling.

started off extremely frustrating but i broke it down and was almost getting there. still only landed 2 out of god knows how many (trying them at the end of every run for ~ 2 hours).

key things for me are:

- you don't have to slow up too much to do them. carrying a bit of speed helps as when you redirect the kite it gives a bit more lift if you come into it with a little bit of speed.

- bear downwind and then progressively carve up wind. doing the bearing off gives you a greater arc and the board more naturally moves through the tack.

- as you carve and just before you feel you are about to stop, initiate the flick of the board.

- try and do it in a controlled way so that your front foot can flick the board round, and then your back foot (which becomes your new front foot) can "grab" the board and take it through the rest of the turn.

- have the kite at about 11 (on a port tack) and move it from 11 to 1 during the tack. this gives you the lift required whilst you are moving the board and switching feet, and it's then ready in position to give you the power to get you going in the other direction.

hth... one day i will be nailing these 100% of the time.

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Mon Jul 27, 2009 1:35 pm

just found another guide to this linked from "lose the straps" forum

http://www.coreonlinemagazine.com/magaz ... 5full.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
page 62.
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Tue May 04, 2010 12:31 am

I've noticed watching this second video that he turns inside rather than the fella on the Youtube video who turns all the way around the outside.
The inside manoeuvre looks easier than the outside.

Now I've studied it relatively properly I'll try it next time out. Had a tentative go on Friday at 'a tack' rather than a gybe and mostly because not enough speed (I think) the board was immovable in the water; trying to push against the fins impossible.
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